Avdiko

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Avdiko

قرية ايدق كريف
Village
Avdiko is located in Syria
Avdiko
Avdiko
Coordinates: 36°49′23″N 38°19′15″E / 36.82306°N 38.32083°E / 36.82306; 38.32083
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
DistrictAyn al-Arab
NahiyahKobanê
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Avdiko (Arabic: قرية ايدق كريف‎), also spelled Aydiq, is a village in Syria, ca. 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) south of Kobanê. The village is a part of the Ayn al-Arab District in the Aleppo Governorate.[1]

Avdiko during the Syrian Civil War[edit]

On 2 July 2014, Kobanê and the surrounding villages came under attack from fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. On 12 July 2014, the village was the location of a chemical weapon attack, which resulted in three deceased Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units. The 3 fatalities had burns and white spots on their bodies, leading experts to believe a mustard gas or another blister agent was used.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aydiq/Ayn-al-Arab/Aleppo - Wikimapia". Wikimapia.
  2. ^ "MERIA special report: Did ISIS use Chemical weapons against the Kurds in Kobani?". The GLORIA Center of the IDC Herzliya university. 12 October 2014.