Rite of passage for fighters in Syria

Arab and Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces taking part in a graduation ceremony after completing their military training in Syria's north-eastern Qamishli region on Thursday. They are part of the United States-led military campaign a
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Arab and Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces taking part in a graduation ceremony after completing their military training in Syria's north-eastern Qamishli region on Thursday.

They are part of the United States-led military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2018, with the headline 'Rite of passage for fighters in Syria'. Print Edition | Subscribe