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ʿAyn al ʿArab: Clashes between YPG and IS west of the Euphrates

KurdWatch, February 28, 2016—Between February 18 and 24, 2016, Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is dominated by the People’s Defense Units (YPG) of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), near Tishrin Dam, around forty kilometers southwest of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). According to statements given by the Syrian Democratic Forces, at least five of its fighters and numerous IS fighters were killed.  


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