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Video: Damaged Buildings of Kobane, S...
Unnamed Road, Ghasaniyeh,Syria
By yekru
25 Jun 2016

June 26, 2016
Kobane, Syria

This video shows damaged buildings in the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane near the Syrian Turkish border.

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Bodies of ISIS Fighters Near Manbij
Ar-Raqqah District, Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria
By yekru
12 Jun 2016

June 11, 2016
Manbij, Syria

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES

Video shows bodies of ISIS soldiers on the southern frontline one kilometer away from central Manbij. The Syria Democratic Forces backed by U.S-led air strikes, American and French Special Forces are imposing a siege over ISIS-held Manbij as they attempt to enter the city.
Video also shows airstrikes on ISIS positions overlooking Manbij.

SDF have launched an offensive to retake Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS in Syria.

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Arab-Kurdish Coalition Retakes Strate...
Menbij
By MENA Desk
10 Jun 2016

June 10, 2016
Menbij, Syria

Video Shows Arab and Kurdish fighters holding positions on the western frontline overlooking ISIS-held Manbij, a border city northwest of Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS.
The fighters were able to seize control over strategic al-Etihad university, previously an ISIS base.
Supported by U.S.-led air strikes and American Special Forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces have launched an offensive to retake ISIS-controlled Raqqa.

Arrad, Field Commander: “Today we were able to retake al-Etihad University, and cut the road between Aleppo and Menbij. We have also seized control over villages around Menbij from four sides and now we are waiting for the Zero hour to enter Menbij.”

No name given, Field Commander:
“We are now near al-Etihad university, 4 to 5 km east of Menjib. Menbij is besieged from all sides, our forces are besieging from north, east, and south, and we are here on the western side. Our forces reached the Osajli road. The situation is great thanks God, we were able to kill scores from ISIS and we are waiting for the Zero hour to enter Menbij.”

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Sunni Kurd Minorities Take Refuge in ...
Homs, Syria
By TTM Contributor 8
09 Jun 2016

June 9, 2016
Homs, Syria

Kurdish Sunni minorities of Akrad Dasneh, a small town in north-eastern Homs, have been kicked out of their hometown encircled by towns predominated by Alawites loyal to the Assad regime.
Hundreds of families are now distributed among Ghanto and neighboring towns in rural Homs. They are taking refuge in buildings mainly used for cattle and goats.
Abu Ibrahim, his mother and his family have fled their home in Akrad Dasneh and had to relocate several times. The family is now sheltering in one of these barns under miserable living conditions.

00:59 Abu Ibrahim
“We are Kurds of Dasneh. We used to live with other Alawite residents loyal to Assad regime. They put pressure on us and shot at our homes. They also killed two of our young men and kidnapped some others. Residents loyal to Assad regime joined the fights in central Homs and the neighboring areas, and some of their men got killed in the clashes so they used to come after us for revenge. We are minorities and we were force to flee our homes. It’s been four years now and out situation is getting worse. Everything is expensive and the Russian airstrikes hit non-stop. We keep on moving from one place to another.”

01:47 Abu Ibrahim
“The kids eat thyme and goat very often, sometimes we don’t even have bread. We cannot afford to buy bread; it coasts between 300 SYP (1.4 USD) and 500 SYP (2.3 USD). In Ramadan we fast all day and when it’s time to eat we have almost nothing, no food. Women who are supposed to fast are also breast-feeding their babies and they should be having enough food and nutrition to produce enough milk for the babies.”

02:30 Abu Ibrahim
“We are here sheltering in stores with cattle. Just behind this shelter there are cows and sheep. The kids here are suffering from asthma and respiration problems because of the smell. We live in miserable conditions. Look here how can this shelter be an isolation tool. If I could remove it you could see the cattle right behind us.. The babies one month and two months old are suffering from asthma because of these conditions.”

03:28 Hassan
Q: “What are you lacking?”
A: “We are lacking everything, we need clothing we need everything.. We used to go to public guarding and playgrounds, now it’s impossible because of the shelling. We used to go to school, but now we cannot go anymore.
Q: “What is that you need the most?”
A: “Clothing.. School.. Everything.”

04:26 Aisha
“We don’t have enough food. Thank God we are alive. We only seek God’s mercy.. May God bless you.. He wanted us to be here. We thank him for everything.”

05:08 Um Ibrahim
“We are Kurds of Dasneh. We used to live with people loyal to Assad regime in our hometown, but they were pressuring us and forced us to leave our homes. We fled at night with our kids and here we are it’s been four years and we are still away from our homes. You can see our living conditions. We have to keep relocating from place to another. We are barely receiving one meal per day and it’s insufficient for us and our children. No one is looking after us it’s been four years. The children can’t even play they sit here with us all day in the stores. It’s been four years. Where shall we go? We were kicked out of our homes and lands. Where shall we go?"

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Skin-Eating Disease Spread in the Mid...
Al Qamisil, Al Hasakah, Syria
By yekru
09 Jun 2016

June 9, 2015
Amuda, Syria

A remarkable increase of people infected by Leishmaniasis is reported across the Middle East. As the ongoing conflict in Syria is causing the migration of thousands from the countrysides, many refugees and residents are exposed to the parasitic disease which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected sand flies which breed in rubble and trash. The disease causes horrible open sores and well as disfiguring skin lesions.

Leishmaniasis, commonly known among Syrians as “Aleppo pimple”, had previously been contained in Aleppo and neighboring cities. However today’s refugee crisis has triggered a huge outbreak with hundreds of thousands affected in Syria and neighboring countries that are hosting Syrian refugees.
Reports indicated that ISIS-controlled territories, specially in Raqqa, Deir Azzor and Hasaka, are the regions most affected by Leishmaniasis.

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US-Backed Syrian Democratic Forces En...
Manbij, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
By yekru
09 Jun 2016

Video Shows Arab and Kurdish fighters holding positions on the western frontline overlooking ISIS-held Manbij, a border city northwest of Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS, moments after Coalition airstrikes hit the city.

Supported by U.S.-led air strikes and American Special Forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces have launched an offensive to retake ISIS-controlled Raqqa.

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'American Volunteers' on the Frontlin...
M4, Ain Issa, Tal Abyad, Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

May 29, 2016
Raqqa, Syria

Photos show foreign fighters, identified by the Kurdish YPG as American volunteers, on ground in Ain Issa, northern Raqqa.

The three fighters who's nicknames are Andog, Brosk and Tekosher, refused to speak on camera.

Kurdish-Arabic fighters said that US special forces are helping a major offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqqa province.

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Brosk (left) and Tekosher (right)

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Brosk (left) and Tekosher (right)

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'American Volunteers' Join YPG 04
Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher inside a YPG tank

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'American Volunteers' Join YPG 05
Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher on a YPG tank

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher on a YPG tank

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'American Volunteers' Join YPG 07
Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Tekosher on a YPG tank

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'American Volunteers' Join YPG 08
Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Tekosher (left) and Brosk (right)

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'American Volunteers' Join YPG 09
Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Brosk makes V sign

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Andog points to a YPG badge on his military jacket

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighter', Andog (left) with a Kurdish fighter (right)

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

القاتلين الامريكيين في حملة تحرير الرقة TEKOSHER و BROSK

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Raqqa, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

'American volunteer fighters', Tekosher (left) and Brosk (right)

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'American Volunteers' on the Frontlin...
M4, Tal Abyad, Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria
By yekru
29 May 2016

May 29, 2016
Raqqa, Syria

Video shows foreign fighters, identified by the Kurdish YPG as American volunteers, on ground in Ain Issa, northern Raqqa.

The three fighters who's nicknames are Andog, Brosk and Tekosher, refused to speak on camera.

Kurdish-Arabic fighters said that US special forces are helping a major offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqqa province.

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Tekosher (to the Left with a hat)
Brosk (Center)
Andog (Right)

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Iraqi Troops Advance Near Mosul
Rwala, Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Iraqi Army soldiers backed by the Kurdish Peshmerga and Sunni militia fighters entered the village of Rwala in Nineveh Province, southeast of Mosul, on April 18.
The Iraqi forces are trying to capture ISIS strongholds as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State.

Video provided by Kurdish Peshmerga.
Audio dropouts from source.

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Aleppo Burial
Aleppo
By MENA Desk
17 Feb 2016

This video shows Free Syrian Army fighters preparing a grave to bury the body of a young Kurdish fighter, believed to be a member of the PYD, killed during a battle in a northern area of Aleppo, Syria. It is claimed in some reports that the PYD (Democratic Union Party) is affiliated with the Kurdish PKK in Turkey. The FSA accuses the PYD and PKK of collaborating with the government of Bashar al-Assad. The contributor who shot the video says the FSA also claims the Kurdish militia group is using child soldiers. The Assad regime has in the past admitted to providing support to the PYD.

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Triple Suicide Bombing Aftermath in T...
716, Tall Tamr,Syria
By yekru
11 Dec 2015

Footage shows the destruction left behind after three suicide bombings claimed by ISIS struck the Syrian town of Tel Tamer, in the country's northeastern Hasaka province on December 10, 2015. The bombings killed more than fifty people and wounded dozens more.

The attacks targeted key infrastructure and strategic checkpoints controlled by Kurdish forces in the area.

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Drone Footage: Syria's Frontlines See...
Kobane
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Between October 5 and December 10, 2015, Brazilian videographer Gabriel Chaim shot a series of drone videos showing the situation in northern Syria, on the frontlines of the battle between Kurdish YPG forces and ISIS militants. 

Video shows the shattered remains of Kobane, devastated by the battle with ISIS, and since re-captured by Kurdish forces; as well as the frontlines near Raqqa, the de-facto captial of the so-called Islamic State.

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Drone YPG Raqqa Frontline (4K) Part 1
Ayn Issa, Raqqa
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone Footage showing Kurdish YPG forces consolidating positions on the frontline near the Syrian town of Ayn Issa, close to the Islamic State controlled city of Raqqa.
In July, 2015, Kurdish forces launched a military campaign to re-take the town of Ayn Issa and other villages held by Islamic State militants.

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Drone YPG Raqqa Frontline (4K) Part 2
Ayn Issa, Raqqa
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone Footage showing Kurdish YPG forces consolidating positions on the frontline near the Syrian town of Ayn Issa, close to the Islamic State controlled city of Raqqa.
In July, 2015, Kurdish forces launched a military campaign to re-take the town of Ayn Issa and other villages held by Islamic State militants.

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Drone Kobane Reconstruction Part 1
Kobane
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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Drone Kobane Reconstruction 2
Kobane
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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Drone Footage of ISIS Death Pit (4K)
Suluk
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

GRAPHIC IMAGES
Drone footage filmed in December 2015 near Suluk, Syria north of Raqqa showing a deep cavern where ISIS militants threw the bodies of their victims.

Video contains some graphic images of human remains.

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YPG and FSA Fighters on the Outskirts...
Tal Abiyad, Syria
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Kurdish Army and Free Syrian Army fighters gather on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad while the battle to wrestle the frontier town from ISIS remains underway. The offensive launched by the fighting groups was eventually successful with anti-ISIS forces taking full control of the town. 

Tal Abiyad was a strategic conduit for supplies going to the Islamic State Group's self-declared capital of Raqqa. By capturing the town, YPG and FSA forces dealt a strategic blow to ISIS' hold on northereastern Syria 

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Free Syrian Army fighters, who coordinated the offensive with the Kurdish YPG, pray beside a river in the vicinity of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Free Syrian Army fighters patrol the areas around Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Fighters relax against a combat embankment on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Kurdish YPG fighters with an improvised armored vehicle on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Female Kurdish YPG fighters relax on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Male and Female Kurdish YPG fighters gather on the outskirts of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

Fighters keep watch of the area in the vicinity of Tal Abiyad.

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Tal Abiyad
By hosheen issa
15 Jun 2015

A female Kurdish YPG fighters watches the battle of Tal Abiyad unfold in the distance.