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Aleppo: Syrian air force bombs a Kurdish quarter

KurdWatch, February 3, 2016—On January 27, 2016, the Syrian air force bombed the Aleppo neighborhood Sheikh Maqsud, which is controlled by the People’s Defense Units (YPG) of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). At least four civilians were killed and several more injured. Additionally, a number of houses were badly damaged in the attack. The background to the attack is unclear. According to statements of the YPG, their fighters killed two Syrian soldiers east of Sheikh Maqsud on January 29 in an act of retaliation.


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