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Al‑Yaʿrubiya: YPG captures border crossing

KURDWATCH, November 4, 2013—On October 26, 2013, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) captured the Syrian-Iraqi border crossing al‑Yaʿrubiya (Tel Koçer) from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamist units following heavy fighting. The YPG had tanks at its disposal and was supported by Iraqi artillery and the Syrian Air Force. Units of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and the Jabhat an‑Nusrah were among those fighting on the side of the FSA.


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