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Aleppo: Many dead and wounded during fighting around Shaikh Maqsud

KurdWatch, April 8, 2016—On April 5, 2016, there was heavy fighting in Shaikh Maqsud, a predominantly Kurdish neighborhood in Aleppo, between armed units of the Syrian opposition and the People’s Defense Units (YPG) of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The opposition fired at YPG positions with rockets. At least eighteen civilians were killed and another sixty were injured. Furthermore, seven YPG fighters were also killed. The number of victims on the side of the opposition is not known. 

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