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Al-Hasakah: YPG captures Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz

KURDWATCH, May 22, 2015—On May 20, 2015, the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) captured the Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz (Çiyayê Kezwan), approximately thirty-five kilometers southeast of the city of al‑Hasakah, and expelled all Islamic State (IS) fighters. The Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz is an extension of the Jabal Sinjar in Iraq. Along with some Kurds and Christians, the majority of the inhabitants of the captured regions are members of Arab tribes.


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