YPG

ISIS

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.
Matt Broomfield
2.15.19
Kurds

Erdoğan taunts U.S. over calls to leave Syria: "When will you leave Iraq?"

Turkey conveyed it "cannot tolerate the PKK establishing some kind of a state structure along our border in Syria.”
Tim Hume
1.23.18
Syria

Erdoğan is furious that Trump agreed to arm Kurdish militants in Syria

Tim Hume
5.10.17
Syria

Why Westerners keep joining the fight against ISIS

Tim Hume
1.4.17
middle east

The US is pissing off everyone in northern Syria

America's NATO ally Turkey is fighting US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria in the wake of mixed messages sent by the US amid the fight against the Islamic State.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.30.16
middle east

Turkey is attacking ISIS in northern Syria with help from US air power

The Turkish forces are part of a coalition that includes Syrian rebels and American aircraft aimed at pushing ISIS from the Syrian border town of Jarablus.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.24.16
middle east

Islamic State claims bombing that killed nearly 50 people in Syria's Kurdish region

The attack, which consisted of a motorcycle and truck bombing, took place in the Kurdish city of Qamishli near the Turkish border early Wednesday morning.
Olivia Becker
7.27.16
middle east

Syrian rebels kill 7 in shelling of Kurdish neighborhood in Aleppo

Rebels have said in the past that their attacks on the Kurdish-held Sheikh Massoud neighborhood were in response to attempts by Kurdish militiamen to cut the only road into rebel-held Aleppo.
VICE News and Reuters
6.18.16
middle east

US-Backed Syrian Rebels Break Islamic State Siege of Town Near Turkish Border

Islamic State fighters withdrew from frontlines with Syrian rebel forces north of Aleppo on Wednesday as the rebels mounted a counter attack against the jihadist group.
VICE News and Reuters
6.8.16
war and conflict

US-Backed Forces in Syria Are Fighting to Cut the Islamic State's Access to Turkey

"It's significant in that it's their last remaining funnel" to Europe, a US military official said, adding that the offensive will be supported by a small number of US special operations forces.
Reuters News Agency
6.1.16
middle east

Thousands Flee As Islamic State Offensive Threatens Syrian Rebel Supply Route Near Turkish Border

Friday's advance was the biggest by Islamic State in Aleppo province for two years, bringing the jihadists to within 3 miles of Azaz, a town near the border with Turkey through which anti-government insurgents have been supplied.
VICE News
5.27.16
middle east

US Commandos Are Fighting the Islamic State on the Frontlines in Syria

The American troops were photographed and videotaped on the frontlines of a Kurdish-led offensive against the Islamic State in Syria.
VICE News
5.27.16
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