Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

These Are the Western Fighters Who Volunteered to Fight Against ISIS

posted on August 14, 2017

Buzzfeed’s Borzou Daragahi reports that dozens of Western citizens have illegally entered Syria to join the International Freedom Battalion of the People’s Protection Unit (YPG), a group of leftist foreign fighters that is battling ISIS. Daragahi writes, “Some wanted to put their military experience to use against ISIS. Some are leftist activists who say they believe in the quasi-socialist vision of Syria’s Kurds.” Daragahi adds, “US-led coalition officials leading the war effort said they consider the foreign volunteers a potentially distracting nuisance, and steer clear.”

Read at BuzzFeed