Balance of the War Against Hostile Groups in Rojava, Northern Syria: Year 2015

BALANCE OF THE WAR AGAINST HOSTILE GROUPS IN ROJAVA, NORTHERN SYRIA: YEAR 2015

Operations carried out by our forces: 453
Contacts our forces have engaged in during operations/attacks: 392
Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices: 94
Enemy forces killed: 5875
Enemy casualties seized by our units: 2177
Enemy forces captured alive: 38
Weapons/equipment destroyed: 3 DShK 14.5mm5 DShK 23.5

15 DShK-mounted vehicles

204 vehicle
58 VBIED
3 vehicles used to transfer ammunition
24 tanks, 26 Armored Personnel Carrier
20 motorbikes4 bulldozers

2 minibuses

3 pieces of 82mm artillery

Weapons/equipment captured by our forces: 290000+ AK bullets, 3500+ AK magazines, 2181 AK rifles
240000+ PK bullets, 289 PK machine guns
870+ RPG rockets, 258 RPG rocket launcher
500 G3 bullets, 60 G3 magazines, 10 G3 rifles
3600+ M16 ammunition, 28 M16 rifles
62 vz. 24 Carbines13 sniper rifles

200 Zagros rounds, 2 Zagros anti-materiel snipping rifle

2 anti-materiel Shiyar snipping rifle

2 Uzi guns, 26 hand guns
1350+ hand grenades2400+ IEDs

650 Anti-tank mines

77 Anti-personnel mines

700+ ammunition-carrying vests35 suicide vests
19 wireless communication systems119 radios
45 pairs of binoculars11 pairs of night-visions

22 thermal scopes

1 sniper scope

1 RPG scope

1 tank scope

1 artillery scope

18 computers1 filming device

1 photography camera

30+ cellphones

3 armored vest1 gas mask
6700+ DShK 12.5 shells, 38 DShK 12.5 heavy machine guns5300+ DShK 14.5 shells, 23 DShK 14.5 heavy machine guns

1200+ DShK 23.5 shells, 11 DShK 23.5 heavy machine guns

1 A4 weapon along with 75 rounds
85 Katyusha rockets, 7 Katyusha rocket launcher
9 pieces of 60mm artillery, 270+ 60mm rounds42 pieces of 82mm artillery, 80+ 82mm rounds

8 pieces of 120mm artillery, 600+ 120mm rounds

2 pieces of 130mm artillery

1 piece of 160mm artillery

2 pieces of 220mm artillery

133 tank rounds

7 Humvee vehicles
90 militarily-utilized vehicles
 15 VBIEDs secured
8 Grad missiles2 Konkors rocket launcher + 14 rounds
21 pieces of SPG-9 rocket launcher
9 trucks1 dozer

1 loader

1 autobus

2 ambulances

2 minibuses

3 tractors

12 motorcycles

A large quantity of organizational documents from different warring groups

Our Fallen Combatants: 680 of our combatant comrades fell martyr during our struggle in 2015
  • Our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) led the following operations: Til Hamis / Til Berak / Rubar Qamishlo / Gelhat / Hasakah
  • The noted campaigns/operations enabled our forces to liberate and secure 18000 square kilometers
  • Over the course of those operations the towns/cities Til Hamis, Til Berak, Til Tamer, Siluk, Gire Spi (Tal Abyad), Ain Issa, Sarrin, Hasakah were fully cleansed by the Defense Units
  • Similarly, strategic sites neighboring the city/towns Gire Spi, Mabroukah and the Mount Kezwan were secured from any terrorist movement
  • In the town Ain Issa, Division 93 and Base Milibiyah regime-founded military bases which were occupied by the terrorist group Daesh (ISIS) were cleared by the Defense Units
  • During clashes/contacts our forces encountered, the results of 192 engagements remained unconfirmed
  • The Turkish Army during 2015, for 22 times, targeted our forces’ security positions utilizing heavy weaponry
  • Balance of the military campaign jointly conducted with the Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD) has been excluded from this release

People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Office | December 31, 2015