Syria conflict

We have a huge political responsibility

Arthur on the ambivalent relationship between the local population and the SDF. After defeating Daesh, the real challenge will be to establish democratic confederalism.

We had concluded an agreement with the Islamic State

Upon an agreement, the SDF let IS leave Mansoura.

Two comrades downed by the snipers of Daesh

Arthur about facing the harsh reality of war.

An unexpected gift

The unit of Arthur is entering Mansoura, and he is carrying a new responsibility on his back.

Integrated in a tabûr of Kurdish "cadros"

After his accounts of the YPG training camp, Arthur tells us about his first experience as an YPG-fighter involved in the liberation of Mansoura.

About imperialist support to the YPG-YPJ

Arthur explains that the American "support" to the YPG-YPJ should be considered as an objective alliance. The YPG-YPJ are perfectly aware that the US consider them as a tool to fight Daesh.

International volunteers: ideal and reality

The international volunteers join the YPG-YPJ forces with very different motivations, a few are even former soldiers who wish to pimp up their CV. Arthur Aberlin explains why their engagement as YPG-fighters is still a valuable support to the social revolution.

Why I joined the revolution in Kurdistan

An introduction to Arthur Aberlin's blog in which he explains what motivated him to join the YPG as an international volunteer.

The mountains are the Kurds' only friends

Arthur Aberlin on the difficult navigation between temporary alliances of the YPG with imperialist powers and their unavoidable abandonment.