Fighters from different parts of the world travel to Dakuk to help in battle against ISIS. They all have combat experience, but few are willing to discuss it. Some only have a tourist visa.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers have voted to move ahead with a controversial independence referendum. The vote comes amid international opposition and internal political disputes within Kurdish ranks.
On 25 September, Iraqi Kurds will vote in an independence referendum. Kurdish leaders consider a state of their own a just reward for their involvement in the fight against IS. Brussels, however, sees things differently.
Iraq's parliament has rejected a planned Kurdish independence vote. The September 25 vote threatens to reignite conflict between the Kurds and the central government.
Police in Munich have raided the home of a left-wing activist who posted the flag of Kurdish militia YPG to Facebook. The YPG has helped German intelligence and receives arms from the US military in Syria.
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