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As bombs fall, northern Syria braces for a potential Turkish invasion

Conflict & Justice

Human rights groups warn that a Turkish invasion could trigger a new exodus of refugees, and worsen an already dire humanitarian crisis in northern Syria.

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Turkey eyes a new military operation in northern Syria, leaving people in the area on edge

Children play with a kite at a shelter for displaced Yazidis on Mount Sinjar, northern Iraq.

Years after US Iraq intervention, Yazidis are still seeking safety on a mountain

Police have erected barricades and mourners have left flowers outside Reina, the nightclub in Istabul where 39 died during a terrorist attack.

These three charts will help you understand Turkey’s recent terrorist attacks

One of the first US volunteers with the YPG was Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisc.

Anti-ISIS groups take in surfers and other Western volunteers

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A veteran from Wisconsin explains why he joined the fight against ISIS


Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisconsin, was once a soldier in the US Army. Today Matson is a volunteer fighter with a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, fighting against ISIS and hoping to bring more Americans over to join the war.