INTERNATIONAL FIGHTERS OF YPG ROJAVA/ SYRIA

APRIL/ MAY 2015
ROJAVA/ SYRIA
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Interntional fighters`camp in commander Sidar`s troops. They call themselves `team freedoom`
Brutality of ISIS has made these international people come to Syria to help Kurdish Fighters in their fight. For them its clear, ISIS is the evil and anyone should do what they can against it. Some of them are ex-military members of their countries, some of them has no military experience at all. A few of them share the ideas and dreams of the Kurds but they all have the same in common: hatred of ISIS. That is based on their moral values and they want to kill them all.
As there are not many english speaking kurdish fighters in YPG, they are mostly assigned together in troops. They all use fake names as it might cause problems for them on the way back home. These photos are from the YPG troops of commander Sidar and commander Gerzan in the frontline of the war against ISIS. Outskirts of Til Temir/ Kanton Cizire/ Rojava.

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Hewal Agir(USA, 23), an ex-US Marine soldier in his spot, checking the enemy.
Brutality of ISIS has made these international people come to Syria to help Kurdish Fighters in their fight. For them its clear, ISIS is the evil and anyone should do what they can against it. Some of them are ex-military members of their countries, some of them has no military experience at all. A few of them share the ideas and dreams of the Kurds but they all have the same in common: hatred of ISIS. That is based on their moral values and they want to kill them all.
As there are not many english speaking kurdish fighters in YPG, they are mostly assigned together in troops. They all use fake names as it might cause problems for them on the way back home. These photos are from the YPG troops of commander Sidar and commander Gerzan in the frontline of the war against ISIS. Outskirts of Til Temir/ Kanton Cizire/ Rojava.

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Hewal Dilsad (USA, 26) is sniping around on his guard duty during the day.
Brutality of ISIS has made these international people come to Syria to help Kurdish Fighters in their fight. For them its clear, ISIS is the evil and anyone should do what they can against it. Some of them are ex-military members of their countries, some of them has no military experience at all. A few of them share the ideas and dreams of the Kurds but they all have the same in common: hatred of ISIS. That is based on their moral values and they want to kill them all.
As there are not many english speaking kurdish fighters in YPG, they are mostly assigned together in troops. They all use fake names as it might cause problems for them on the way back home. These photos are from the YPG troops of commander Sidar and commander Gerzan in the frontline of the war against ISIS. Outskirts of Til Temir/ Kanton Cizire/ Rojava.

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Hewal Amed(USA 26) resting during the day after a long night in burms
Brutality of ISIS has made these international people come to Syria to help Kurdish Fighters in their fight. For them its clear, ISIS is the evil and anyone should do what they can against it. Some of them are ex-military members of their countries, some of them has no military experience at all. A few of them share the ideas and dreams of the Kurds but they all have the same in common: hatred of ISIS. That is based on their moral values and they want to kill them all.
As there are not many english speaking kurdish fighters in YPG, they are mostly assigned together in troops. They all use fake names as it might cause problems for them on the way back home. These photos are from the YPG troops of commander Sidar and commander Gerzan in the frontline of the war against ISIS. Outskirts of Til Temir/ Kanton Cizire/ Rojava.

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YPG fighters working at night to get the burms stronger. hewal gerzans troops
Brutality of ISIS has made these international people come to Syria to help Kurdish Fighters in their fight. For them its clear, ISIS is the evil and anyone should do what they can against it. Some of them are ex-military members of their countries, some of them has no military experience at all. A few of them share the ideas and dreams of the Kurds but they all have the same in common: hatred of ISIS. That is based on their moral values and they want to kill them all.
As there are not many english speaking kurdish fighters in YPG, they are mostly assigned together in troops. They all use fake names as it might cause problems for them on the way back home. These photos are from the YPG troops of commander Sidar and commander Gerzan in the frontline of the war against ISIS. Outskirts of Til Temir/ Kanton Cizire/ Rojava.

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from tactical training of the international fighters lead by commander hewal andok
international ypg fighters military training academy, somewhere in kanton cizire, rojava, syria
All the internationals who joins YPG must take at least a week of military training including basic knowledge of wepons(assault rifles, kalashnikovs, bombs) and ypg theoretical ideology. they also practice the weapons in the shooting range. they do sports in the early morning, some days tactical strategical training of guerilla war too. training period is really short because of the conditions of war but if individuals wants they can stay and train longer. but even well experienced former military members has to spend some time here as the war going on now in syria is a real guerilla war, not a conventional army war. military training is given by experienced YPG members hewal andok(kurdish), hewal serhad(kurdish), hewal salvador(germany)
first part of the international ypg fighters story was uploaded on afp servers on 21st april

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international fighters starts the day with 1hour sports training at 4:30am every morning.
international ypg fighters military training academy, somewhere in kanton cizire, rojava, syria
All the internationals who joins YPG must take at least a week of military training including basic knowledge of wepons(assault rifles, kalashnikovs, bombs) and ypg theoretical ideology. they also practice the weapons in the shooting range. they do sports in the early morning, some days tactical strategical training of guerilla war too. training period is really short because of the conditions of war but if individuals wants they can stay and train longer. but even well experienced former military members has to spend some time here as the war going on now in syria is a real guerilla war, not a conventional army war. military training is given by experienced YPG members hewal andok(kurdish), hewal serhad(kurdish), hewal salvador(germany)
first part of the international ypg fighters story was uploaded on afp servers on 21st april

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Hewal Servan(Norway, 42) has served for norwegian army for a year and navy for 4 years.
international ypg fighters military training academy, somewhere in kanton cizire, rojava, syria
All the internationals who joins YPG must take at least a week of military training including basic knowledge of wepons(assault rifles, kalashnikovs, bombs) and ypg theoretical ideology. they also practice the weapons in the shooting range. they do sports in the early morning, some days tactical strategical training of guerilla war too. training period is really short because of the conditions of war but if individuals wants they can stay and train longer. but even well experienced former military members has to spend some time here as the war going on now in syria is a real guerilla war, not a conventional army war. military training is given by experienced YPG members hewal andok(kurdish), hewal serhad(kurdish), hewal salvador(germany)
first part of the international ypg fighters story was uploaded on afp servers on 21st april

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