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Manbij: An under-age recruit killed

KurdWatch, August 4, 2016—On June 19, 2016, the news agency Hawar (ANHA), with close ties to the Democratic Union Party (PYD), reported that during the fight for the city of Manbij five fighters for the PYD’s People’s Defense Units (YPG) are thought to have been killed. Listed among the dead was Yusuf ʿAli, killed on June 14. One of his relatives posted ʿAli’s photo on Facebook and wrote that ʿAli was born in 2000 in the village of Mishkaw near ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) and was supposedly recruited for the YPG at the age of fourteen.

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