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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
Stuff

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.
Olivia Kortas
6.23.15
VICE News

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.
VICE Staff
10.21.14
News

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.
Philip Kleinfeld
10.8.14
News

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.
Balint Szlanko
2.4.14
News

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...
Danny Gold
10.31.12