The report presents the number and time line of the YPG car bomb attacks, elaborates on the different types of car bomb attacks, and discusses the YPG’s strategy of employing a great number of such attacks in Syria. The use of car bombs is a concerted YPG strategy since Operation Olive Branch was conducted by the Syrian National Army and the Turkish Armed Forces. The overlap of YPG-claimed territory and the location of the attacks – as well as the form of the attacks – all indicate the involvement of the YPG. Keeping in mind that the PKK/YPG has a known history and experience in conducting car bomb attacks and suicide attacks, and that many of the car bombs came from YPG-held areas, the involvement of the YPG is undeniable.
Following an insight into the employment of car bombs by the YPG in Syria, the report concludes with recommendations on how to combat YPG terror. The report also provides an extensive and detailed list of each YPG car bomb attack in Syria. The list includes information on the date, location, type, and method of each car bomb attack as well as information about the casualties of the attacks.