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Choosing Their Battles

HUNDREDS OF WESTERNERS HAVE ENROLLED TO FIGHT ISIS. A NEW DOCUMENTARY SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY COME HOME

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FRONTLINE: Kurdish militias in Iraq and Syria have led the struggle against ISIS, while paving the way for a future Kurdish state.

ON SEPTEMBER 9, an American Marine Corps veteran, an Italian activist and a Swedish bodyguard will meet for the first time on the red carpet in front of a movie theater in Venice, Italy. The three men have a lot in common: They fought in the same war, on the same side—for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia in northern Syria lined up against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS)—and now they are the subjects of Our War, a documentary that premieres at the Venice Film Festival.

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