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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: PYD recruits three minors

KURDWATCH, July 26, 2015—On July 18, 2015, the minor ʿUdula Muhammad Ahmad (b. 2001) joined the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) against her parents’ will. On July 19, 2015, Rohlat Mustafa Jamo (female, b. 1999) and Nizar Ibrahim Jamo (male, b. 1998) also joined the YPG against their parents’ will. All three are from the village of ʿAyn al‑Batt, twenty kilometers southeast of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). On July 19, relatives of the teenagers confronted PYD members living in the same village and blamed them for the recruitment. Since then tensions in the village have been running high.

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