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Manbij: IS releases another seventy-five students

KURDWATCH, October 9, 2014—On September 30, 2014, fighters for the Islamic State in Manbij released another seventy-five of the students who were kidnapped from ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) on May 29, 2014 [further information]. One of those released told KurdWatch: »They just released us from the prison and demanded that we leave the city.« In light of the fighting in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab, some of those released headed for Aleppo and others for the Turkish border. During their captivity in a school, the students were tortured and forced to attend instruction in Islam.


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