Entry Title: "Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan"
Name: Joey L. , United States
Category and Expertise: People, Professional
Entry Description: In Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria, guerrilla organizations PKK, YPG/J and YBS have played decisive roles in battles against The Islamic State (ISIS), Jabhat Al Nusra and other militant organizations. With little official government support and light weapons, brothers, sisters, farmers and university students have taken up arms together against a common enemy- radical jihadist groups that contest the secular social reformations in Kurdistan.
This war is not only fought on soil with crumbling buildings and quivering borders, but also a war of internal ideologies, naked to the human eye but pulsing and vivid within the human heart.