YPG; We’ve Killed More Than 4000 IS Terrorists Last Year


As People’s Defense Units started a severe battle against ISIS terrorist in early 2016 their goal was to draw ISIS away from Kurdish territories and to guarantee peace in the areas they liberate. On that basis, they as YPG conducted major operations and offensives together with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) during 2016. One of these military campaigns was the Operation Wrath of Euphrates. At the beginning of this operation, the Shaddadi area and the Tishreen Dam were liberated from ISIS and the operation to liberate Manbij was supported by their side. These three campaigns were successfully finalized with the participation of the YPG.
2016 was the year when ISIS terrorists broke down. The battle, resistance and success against ISIS has not ended yet, it continues still. YPG is partaking in the SDF’s operation to encircle Raqqa. This operation is led by the YPG and YPJ. Major gains have been achieved and around 100 villages have been liberated in this campaign. These operations will continue in 2017 as well.
They have gained control over a large territory, some 9000 km2, from ISIS occupation in 2016. Dozens of cities, hundreds of villages, towns and hundreds of thousands of people have been liberated in this territory. The people in these areas experienced a great joy for being rescued from ISIS after a challenging time under ISIS occupation where they were subjected to atrocity, savagery, beheading and execution. People therefore welcomed every liberation operation positively, YPG Spokesman Redur Xelil stated.
He also stated as a result of these operations, 4,622 ISIS terrorists got killed and thousands injured. Also 132 Terrorist were taken under custody.
He shared his goals for the New Year, “2017 must be a final year to us. We want 2017 to be the year when the forces terrorizing and massacring people in Syria and the region such as ISIS and Al-Nusra come to an end. This is how we approach the New Year. Still, we know that it will be a quite violent year as the war will get more severe. ISIS intensifies its attacks as the circle around it tightens. Our forces have advanced up to Raqqa, the capital of ISIS. Similarly, a major military campaign is being run against the ISIS in Mosul region. 2017 will be the year of success.”

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