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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: IS attacks YPG positions west of the Euphrates

KurdWatch, July 8, 2016—On June 29, 2016, Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked positions held by Democratic Syrian Forces, dominated by the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG), south of the strategically important Tishrim Dam, sixty kilometers south of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). According to the Democratic Forces, they were able to retaliate. No information was made available on possible victims.


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