Why I joined the Kurds to fight ISIS

Macer Gifford tells Brendan O’Neill how he went from currency trader to YPG soldier.

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In 2014, Macer Gifford was living a comfortable life as a currency trader in the City when he decided to pack up his life and go to Syria, joining the Kurdish YPG militia on the frontline fighting against the Islamic State. He joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss his experiences on the battlefield, the barbarism of ISIS, and the future of Kurdish statehood.

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