BIRGIT HAUBNER
PHOTOGRAPHY

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Birgit Haubner | photographer

Near Rimelan, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | Funeral ceremony for Tofan Dêrik, a 19-year-old YPG fighter. He died on October 15, 2014 during battles against the »Islamic State«.

Near Rimelan, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | Funeral ceremony for the YPG fighter Tofan Dêrik.

Qamishli, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | Family members mourn the death of Helepçe at »martyrs' cemetery«. On 11 March 2014 the 26-year-old Helepçe was killed by a suicide bomb attack in Qamishli.

Qamishli, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | Members of the »People's Protection Units« (YPG) stand guard at the »martyrs' cemetery«.

Qamishli, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | Relatives mourn at the grave of the 12-year-old Besir Remezan. He was shot dead during clashes with turkish military in the boarder region Qamishli/Nusaybin on Oktober 9, 2014.

Qamishli, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | The 13-year-old Sandi sits at the grave of her brother Besir Remezan.

Qamishli, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | Employees of a sewing cooperative.

Qamishli, Rojava/Northern Syria. October 2014 | A seamstress in the sewing cooperative.

Tal Maruf, Rojava/Northern Syria. December 2014 | Participants of the obligatory basic military training.

Tal Maruf, Rojava/Northern Syria. December 2014 | Participants of the obligatory basic military training during their exercises in the village Tal Maruf. The kurdish village was taken by ISIS for one day in the end of February 2014. The residents were forced to leave the village, shops and houses were burned and plundered and the holy buildings were blown up and destroyed.

Shermukh, Rojava/Northern Syria. December 2014 | Fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG) taking a break near the frontline.

Shermukh, Rojava/Northern Syria. December 2014 | A YPG fighter observes ISIS positions at the front line.

Shermukh, Rojava/Northern Syria. December 2014 | A unit of the YPG near the front line.

Shermukh, Rojava/Northern Syria. December 2014 | YPG fighters discuss the current situation on the frontline.