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Al-Hasakah: Renewed heavy fighting on Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz

KURDWATCH, October 7, 2015—On October 2, 2015, fighters for the Islamic State (IS), detonated three car bombs near positions held by the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units approximately thirty‑five kilometers southwest of the city of al‑Hasakah near the Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz (Çiyayê Kezwan). A total of four YPG fighters were reportedly killed. Another car bomb exploded at the edge of the village of al‑Aghibsh, two kilometers west of Tall Tamr, killing ten people—among them both YPG fighters and civilians. Seven additional people were injured. IS fighters subsequently launched an attack on YPG positions on the Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz. The fighting continued until October 3.  

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