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 Colorful, Nationalistic Drawings of Kurdish Kids Fleeing the Islamic State
While photographing refugee camps along the Syrian-Turkish border, Olivia Kortas spent time with the children who were forced to flee their hometown of Kobane.
Turkey's Border War
VICE News visited the Turksish village of Suruc, where 274 Kurds are being held indefinitely because they are suspected of belonging to the Kurdish nationalist organization YPG.
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.
Meet the YPG, the Kurdish Militia That Doesn't Want Help from Anyone
Fifty young men and women, their faces wrapped in keffiyehs, stood rigid as they lined up in military formations and marched into the center of the street. These young people were members of the Kurdish militia known as the YPG, who protect the Kurdish...