Syria’s Kurds Have Nearly Tripled Their Territory Fighting the Islamic State in 2015
Amid the chaos in Syria, the country's Kurds have managed to resist the advances of the Islamic State and carve out a zone of unprecedented autonomy in their own lands.
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.
Kurds Fighting the Islamic State Enraged at Turkey Over Brutal Killing of Female Fighter
Photos of the naked, bloodied corpse of a Kurdish fighter killed by Turkish police have prompted calls for revenge and further complicated the struggle to defeat the Islamic State.
Dozens Killed In Bomb Attack On Turkish Border Town
The blast took place outside a cultural center as a political group held a press conference discussing the reconstruction of majority Kurdish town of Kobane just across the Syrian border.
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.
Turkey's President Erdogan Denies Helping Islamic State Massacre Civilians in Kobane
It is as yet unclear how so many IS militants were able to infiltrate Kobane, even under disguise, and avoid the many YPG checkpoints on its fringes.