Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 , 18:57
nytimes.com | By Ben Hubbard and Eric Schmitt | May 12, 2019
RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s closest ally in the battle that defeated Islamic State looked to an unsettling future.
The commander of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, who goes by the nom de guerre Mazlum Kobani, at a military base in Kurdish-controlled northeast Syria.CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times
Soldiers attached to the Syrian Democratic Forces, checking IDs at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the northern city of Manbij.CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times
Photographs commemorate the men and women from Kobani, a Kurdish Syrian town, who died in the fight against ISIS. CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times