The number of fighters of foreign nationalities who joined YPG ranks in the last months in order to fight IS in al- Hasakah, al- Raqqa and Aleppo has reached to 400. The sources confirmed to SOHR that those fighters come from Europe, Australia, North America and South America. In addition, there are thousands of Kurdish fighters who come from Turkey and Iran.
In the second- third of May, the Marxist Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) formed its own first battalion in the city of Ras al- Ayn (Sari Kanyi) named al- Shahid Sarkan (the martyr Sarakan), who is one of its fighters who died in clashes with IS in Ras al- Ayn. The party also includes fighters of several foreign nationalities. The sources confirmed to SOHR that 8 fighters in the party died in clashes with IS in several areas Ayn al- Arab and al- Hasakah, including a female fighter from Germany.
It worth mentioning that an American died days ago during his fighting with YPG against IS in southeast of the city of Ayn al- Arab (Kobani). in addition, a female fighter of German national in YPG ranks died in clashes against IS around the town of Tal Tamer in last March. A British fighter YPG also died after he was wounded in clashes with IS in the area located between the two towns of Tal Hamis and al- Hol in the province of al- Hasakah in March 4. Another fighter from Australia killed in clashes with IS in the town of Tal Hamis in al- Hasakah in February 25.