Two Recently Captured Prisoners Told Us Why They Joined ISIS
The world wants to wash its hands of the people who have escaped the Islamic State.
The Holy Cow Issue
Inside the Devastation of Northern Syria
Despite ongoing attacks by ISIS and threats from President Bashar al-Assad, as many as 100,000 Kurdish Syrian civilians have returned to Rojava.
We Spoke to the Former Model Who Joined the Kurdish Fight Against ISIS
Hanna Bohman, a.k.a. Tiger Sun, returned to the war recently, saying she couldn't imagine returning to her real job.
London’s Kurds Marched to Convince the World to Save Their Homeland from the Islamic State
The demonstrators were furious that the international community has so far seemed unconcerned with the fate of their people.
Syria's Christian Minority Are Fighting Back
It’s really a neighborhood watch, albeit with arrest powers and automatic weapons. Its members patrol towns and cities where people—mostly Kurds, but also Christians and Sunni Arabs—are locked in a brutal struggle against Islamist militants.
Photographs from Rojava: Syria's Unknown War
On the frontline of the battle between Kurdish fighters and jihadist rebels.
Rojava: Syria's Unknown War
As Syria's bloody civil war enters its third year, fighting has reached the country's Kurdish-dominated northeast.
Jihadists or Boredom? The Choices Aren't Great for Syria's Kurdish Refugees
Kawrgosk, Syria is home to thousands of trapped Kurds fleeing from the interminable civil war raging in the region. They struggle to get by in massive tent cities that have developed their own economy and culture separate from the war around them.
Meet the Kurdish Female Freedom Fighters of Syria
Women fighters are carrying on the revolution in Syria—and trying to keep Islamic militants at bay. “If I see a Jihadist," Avesta, a 27-year-old female sniper told me on a recent trip to the war-torn town of Ras al-Ayn, "I will shoot him. Otherwise, I...