Monthly Archives: August 2015

Soldiers or media props? Foreign fighters in the YPG

This article for Syria Deeply examines the value-military, media and otherwise-of foreign fighters in the YPG. Includes interviews with two fighters and Philip Lohaus, an AEI scholar and former DoD analyst. http://www.syriadeeply.org/articles/2015/08/8045/ypgs-foreign-fighters-western-face-foreign-problem/

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All quiet on the Iraqi front

Report exploring the relative lack of intensity in the fight between the peshmerga and ISIS at the moment. Includes interviews with peshmerga officials and soldiers in their ally Dwekh Nawsha from the front in northern Iraq. For Al-Monitor. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/08/iraq-peshmerga-isis-conflict-fighters.html

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A day in the life: fighting ISIS in Iraq

Reflections on a day with Dwekh Nawsha at their base in Baqofah, Iraq-around two miles from ISIS. Includes interviews with some of their soldiers, observations from the front and lots of pics. I was happy to add this to a … Continue reading

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