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Sniper in the sand

A story of a German sniper who joined Kurdish YPG in Syria

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Robin is a German sniper who went to fight Islamic State alongside the Kurdish militia known as the People’s Protection Units (YPG). In the 2017 documentary, The Road to Raqqa, he told us why he came to Rojava to fight for a foreign cause and what he was most afraid of. What happened to Robin after Raqqa was liberated? Where did he go? Why can’t he return to Germany? Director Anastasia Trofimova catches up with Robin in 2020.



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