The Islamic State Tried to Seize a Town Right After the Ceasefire Took Effect in Syria
Kurdish forces repelled an Islamic State assault on the city of Tal Abyad that was launched just hours after a "cessation of hostilities" began in Syria.
Caught Between the Islamic State and the Kurds: Exiled From Tal Abyad
VICE News meets the refugees and activists driven out of Tal Abyad, who describe their new life in Turkey, as well as their fears for the future.
Tal Abyad Has Declared Autonomy — and That May Worry Turkey
The Syrian border town will now be self-administered, but part of the canton, or province, of Kobane around 40 miles to the west, in a move that's likely to fuel Turkish concerns of Kurdish expansion.
Exiled From Tal Abyad (Trailer)
Coming soon: VICE News meets the refugees and activists driven out of Tal Abyad, who describe their new life in Turkey, as well as their fears for the future.
What We Learned While Embedded With Kurdish Forces Clearing the Islamic State From Hasakah
VICE News was in the Syrian city of Hasakah, as the final clean-up operation to remove Islamic State fighters got underway, and we were taken on a grim tour of demolished houses and rotting jihadists.
The Islamic State Vs. Assad: Syria's Future Darkens Further
The Islamic State has suffered recent setbacks, but there is no actor in Syria more vulnerable to the group than Assad's regime. Elsewhere it continues to carry out grisly acts against soft targets.
Survivors Describe Entire Families Being Massacred in Brazen Islamic State Attack on Kobane
Witness and victim testimony obtained by VICE News indicates the militants targeted civilians in a surprise attack on the Syrian border city.
Islamic State Fighters Re-enter Kobane
The jihadists launched a simultaneous attack on Syrian and Kurdish forces in the cities of Kobane and Hasaka, fighting back after losing key ground in northern Syria in recent weeks.
Syrian Kurds, Rebel Groups now Just 30 Miles From Raqqa
Kurdish forces and allied rebels have advanced even further on the Islamic State, capturing a military base and a town close to Raqqa, the capital of the jihadists' self-proclaimed caliphate.
Syrian Kurds and Allies Retake Islamic State-Held Border Town
The capture of Tal Abyad is a major blow to the Islamic State, cutting off a key supply line — but Turkey is getting worried about the growing strength of the Kurds in the border region.
The Islamic State Just Lost Control of a Strategically Crucial Syrian Town
Kurdish fighters aided by Syrian rebels have reportedly retaken most of Tal Abyad, a strategically important town near the Turkish border.