Maps: The Changes in the Military Situation of Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) in Syria and Sinjar (Shingal) in Iraq between October 2014 & February 2015 | archicivilians
YPG/FSA & Peshmerga/YPG/Ezidis/PKK victories against Daesh (ISIL) in Syria and Iraq
After their rise in 2014 started by gaining large territories from Syrian Rebels in North and East of Syria, as they gained from the Iraqi government in the mid of 2014 large areas in the West of Iraq, Daesh (Islamic State Organization) launched offensives in the summer of 2014 on the Kurdish areas in Iraq and Syria and gained many areas. Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) area in Syria and Sinjar (Shingal) area in Iraq was the most strategic areas that Daesh was really aiming to control. Daesh was able to take Sinjar the city and besiege Sinjar Mountain, at the same time, they were able to advance rapidly in Kobane in Syria and take over all the village in the area including half of the city.
At the end of 2014 and with the support of the International Coalition air-forces, a new YPG/FSA advancement in Kobane area in Syria, while Peshmerga/YPG/Ezidis/PKK new offensive launched on Sinjar area. Peshmerga/YPG/Ezidis/PKK were able to break the siege on Sinjar Mount and enter Sinjar City again from the northern outskirts and the battle still ongoing in the city. YPG/FSA were able to retake Kobane City and most of the areas they lost in 2014, and were able to enter Raqqah Province and advance toward Manbij area by getting closer to Qarah Qawzaq Bridge and surrounding the area.