Photo Gallery: Young Kurds Fighting in Turkish Civil War 02/12/2016
 Members of the Civil Protection Units (YPS) warming up next to a fire in YPS...
Emin Ozmen/ DER SPIEGEL

Members of the Civil Protection Units (YPS) warming up next to a fire in YPS headquarters in Nusaybin. Most of those fighting with YPS are very young. While many of them started by throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, they have since morphed into an urban guerilla force.