Personal Data Obtained of 530 Slain Kurdish Fighters

Information shows around around 70 percent of the killed fighters had come from Turkey and northern Iraq

Zaman al-Wasl has obtained the data of 530 Kurdish fighters who were killed fighting under the banners of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), and Democratic Union Party (PYD) militias.

Of the casualties, a total of 426 were men and 104 were women, while around 70 percent of the fighters had come from Turkey and northern Iraq.

The list, which was issued six months ago, includes information such as date of death, parent’s names, the militant’s hometown and their nom de guerre.

Information shows that most of the Kurdish fighters had joined the powerful YPG militia, which is the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party that was founded in 2003.

The slain 104 female fighters were operating under the YPJ, the YPG's female brigade, which was set up in 2012.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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