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The People's Protection Units, commonly known as the YPG, is the armed wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syrian Kurdistan. The group is one of the Kurdish armed forces in Syria. It has so far taken a defensive position in the Syrian Civil War, fighting against any group that tries to take control of the Kurdish areas. The group was founded after the 2004 Qamishli clashes. Kurds declared general mobilization at the beginning of July in response to the attack ISIS. Following calls by the Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan Kurdistan Workers is an organization fighting for the rights of Kurds in neighboring Turkey that was designated a terrorist group by the U.S, a State Department, and KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union). Hundreds of young people from the north of Kurdistan and around the world joined the ranks of the YPG. Even mothers, who are more than 40, formed a battalion to protect the gains of the Rojava revolution that began in July 2012.


The YPG comprises men and women from communities across the Kurdish region of Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. In addition, an unknown number of non-Kurdish volunteers joined the YPG, frequently from countries in The Americas, Europe, and Australasia. Several Arab youths also joined the latter.


In late July 2012, the People's Protection Units pushed out government security forces from the city of Kobanî (Ayn al-Arab) and took over Amuda and Efrin. As of December 2012, the YPG consisted of eight brigades. Some of these brigades operate in Efrin, Qamishli, Kobanî, and Sere Kanye Conflict has grown between the YPG and Islamists after they expelled a group of jihadists from the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain In 2014, the YPG collaborated with the Free Syrian Army and the Levant in Ar-Raqqah Governorate. Alongside Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting against Islamic militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria, Most of the soldiers YPJ are married and chose to devote themselves to the struggle and the adoption of discipline, training, austerity practices, and charity, and who are fighting range in age from 18 to 24, but there are young recruits less than 18 who cook, do housework and work in the media and administrative centers.


Many have been cited since 2004 for battles in Kubani, Sinjar. Now they arrange a private ceremony on his martyrdom and regard them as nationalists of heroes.

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