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ʿAin al ʿArab: Asayiş shoot and kill a minor trying to flee arrest

KurdWatch, July 27, 2016—On July 20, 2016, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), killed sixteen-year-old Abko Muhyiddin in ʿAin al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) with a shot to the head. Muhyiddin had tried to elude arrest for stealing. On July 22, the Asayiş described the incident as an »isolated case« and claimed that the responsible employee was arrested and would stand trial.


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