How a Drone Hunted Three Kurdish Fighters in Syria | NYT Investigates

How a Drone Hunted Three Kurdish Fighters in Syria | NYT Investigates

In January, Turkey launched an offensive into Syria’s northwest. We analyzed drone footage released by the military to show how two sides fight on a modern battlefield.

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  1. Cavid Salahov on May 14, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    ha ha ha, they are not kurds, thay are terrorists supported by US and West

  2. Fake on May 14, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    weird, people act differently compared to ukraina-russia war.

  3. Lilo Mankanzeh on May 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    The Turkish army is being trained on the Middle Eastern battlefield. They will be unstoppable soon

  4. iver on May 14, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    bum bum bum … stupid can you be ….its all usa fault…america didnt give any weapon to turkey …so they made themselves (all kinds of weapons) now they are unstoppable…well done stupid usa

  5. Eren M. D. on May 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Is it weird that an american press making bad news about a Nato country? Does it clearly shows United State’s real face or two faces? Every fighter jets in Turkish forces made by United States. Also most of guns and weapons too. Everything that Turkish forces do allowed by Us.

    Yeah if you don’t have heavy mental retardation you understand what I mean

  6. The Doom Slayer on May 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    They learned about the drones the hard way, so did the Armenians and now the Russians are

  7. KERİM TÜRK on May 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Do you still believe in the US media? lol fkvdfllfmvld

  8. Derek Sun on May 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    If the Kurdish choose to go again the US they would fit perfectly into the terrorist stereotypes

  9. Abidi Akram on May 14, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    i think that you are Happy to destroy Syria and Irak 🤔

  10. Brutal Warrior on May 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Bunlar Türkiye’yi böyle gördüğü sürece Rusya’ya hak veriyorum!

  11. Thranduil on May 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Let America get rid of its racist police first and then talk about the Turkish soldiers.

    Not to mention what they did in Iraq and Syria. Those who consider the Pkk a terrorist organization declared the Pkk formation Ypg a hero. For what? Moreover, we are so-called NATO ally.

  12. Free on May 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    This is anti turkish propaganda

  13. 12 34 on May 14, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks to this video, we also saw the quality of journalism education in America. With such news, you Americans can only fool some ignorant Americans.

  14. Çetin Akar on May 14, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    No civilian lost in Syria. All of them was terrorists. İf you choose be a terrorist you deserve an unknown end.

  15. Ahmet ACAR on May 14, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    //Love to the non-independent newspaper of the country that killed millions of civilians in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, which dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. //
    //Atom bombasını Japonya’ya atan Vietnam’da Irak’ta Afganistan’da milyonlarca sivil öldüren ülkenin bağımsız olmayan gazetesine sevgiler. //
    //Amor al periódico no independiente del país que mató a millones de civiles en Vietnam, Irak, Afganistán, que lanzó la bomba atómica sobre Japón.//

  16. Bomberman1 on May 14, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Young groups, not terrorists -US media :DD :DD :DD Western media are complete hypocrıtes, propaganda and have double standarts. They don’t give up on Good terrorist(PKK-YPG) and Bad terrorist(Al-Qaeda, ISIS) perception management.

  17. Abdullah Musab Koyuncu on May 14, 2022 at 6:53 pm


  18. Erim Aydınalp on May 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Guy: Afrin will not fall Afrin will not fall Afrin will not fall
    Afrin: fell

  19. Keivan Bahmani on May 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Turkey = ISIS

  20. Rasoul on May 14, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Long live Turkiye💪💪💪

  21. JO5EF on May 14, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I looked at the comments and saw that western people are smarter than the media. You know they’re not civilians. Thanks.

  22. AlGouthi on May 14, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I like how the video refers to the Kurds killed as fighters SEVERAL times but you guys still decided to take the 1 part they mentioned civilians out of context, like literally just say you support Turkey y’all are NOT fooling anybody

  23. Kaan İkiz on May 14, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Just an other civilian day with my recoilless anti tank gun mounted on my pickup

  24. Bora Koçsan on May 14, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    O mein gott !!!
    Unschuldige Kinder die mit einer Artillerie spielten, wurden grausam umgebracht.

  25. astromcd on May 14, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Great recon by drone operators, they did not just eliminate the pests but waited until they found their nest.

  26. rinsedpie on May 14, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Excellent work NYT

  27. Roger Stêrk on May 14, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Efrîn is a Kurdish city that had 99.9% Kurdish population before the genocidal ISIS=Turkey jihadists invaded with the NATO aircrafts, jets, US helicopters, Israeli drones and German tanks.

    The reason that ISIS/Turkey invaded Efrîn was and still is and always will be the amount of the fake and phony Sycs&Pico created so called "state"with it’s fake and fabricated name "turkey’s" fear of the Kurds that ruined and destroyed long planed ISIS/Turkey’s jihadist caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

    I’m 100% sure that you are an assimilited person of either Circassian, Pontian, Georgian, Bulgarian, Greek, Kurdish, Armenian, Albanian, Kosovan, Bosnian, Thracian, Romanian or Russian origin that have gone through ethnocide that made you what you are now today!

    I love the Kurds because the Kurds are the only nightmares of the jihadist ISIS/Turkey. Just imagine that the Kurds that are robbed of their rights of an internationally recognized state, which’s Kurdistan and without any proper help from any of the world’s states have been able to withstand the ethnocide and genocide that have been and is being committed by four Sycs&Picos fake and fabricated so called "nation states" as "turkey, Iran, Iraq And Syria". And all these four fake and fabricaded "states" are still scared of Kurds.

    I can bet with my life that "turkey" without NATO’s and EU’s help, weapons, especially jets, helicopters, drones can never fight Kurds and Kurds can overrun "turkish" military in a matter of 3 months.

    Long live the Kurds against genocidal and jihadist "turkey"!

  28. Kenan E on May 14, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Kurdish fighters against who? Strategic partner of USA. HYPOCRISY.

  29. human activist on May 14, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    God bless Kurdish people

  30. ShelloHD on May 14, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Rare specimen of a civilian, wielding M40’s

  31. Hakan 1923 on May 14, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Turkish military doing clinical job not like the usa or russia they are bombing everything…

  32. Detroit Vibe on May 14, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    How many thousands of autonomous drone strike did the USA carried out and killed innocent people?

    Western media will never talk about that

  33. Yirtik Don on May 14, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Until watching this video, i supposed NYT is a serious news source but now understood that NTY thinks that all Syrian civilian must have 106mm cannon, T90, BTR.. for civil purposes. speaker is dramatizing the situation in such a way that watchers sorry about killing those civil farmers but not arguing where those shells are going and killing how many civilians. it will not be a surprise for me if NYT will report every US citizen in US have M1A2 Abraham’s in front of their garage in the next video.

  34. Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill on May 14, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Putin has learned from Erdogan. The term "special operation" were used by Erdogan, now it is used in Ukraine. Erdogan has also bombed civilians, all of whom they classify as terrorists.

    Erdogan has bombed those who have had the most success against ISIS. Erdogan has cooperated with ISIS to destroy the Kurds.

  35. ismail akınlar on May 14, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    You mean Kurdish TERRORISTS.

  36. Tonguç on May 14, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    How strange, people with artillery and long-barreled guns are called civilians :DDD

  37. YAĞIZ Z on May 14, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    We destroyed the pickup truck so that civilians(!) wouldn’t accidentally shoot themselves. Is that convincing enough?

  38. Ja Ma on May 14, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    The same drones saved Ukraini!

  39. par par on May 14, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    What about U.S.A when they bombed Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan
    I wonder 🤔🤔🤔 thinking how many millions died… ? Who’s liabilities for instance of death

  40. Özcan KAHRAMAN on May 14, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    They are planning an attack to hit Turkish military positions, your sanity is lost, and they are terrorists.

  41. GokselMamaci on May 14, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    These are terrorists not young people these are not human..

  42. the monster under your bed on May 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    the Turkish society is the most barbaric society in the world and no one can change this truth. in order to understand the turk, it is necessary to look at him through the eyes of a kurd, a Greek, an Armenian or other peoples he exploits…

  43. biyiklialperen on May 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    a civillian’s daily routine:
    step 1: get up
    step 2: dress civillian clothes
    step 3: maintain your weapon
    step 4: load your weapon
    step 5: get out
    step 6: attack turks
    step 7: get spotted by turkish drones
    step 8: die as a innocent civillian

  44. Mr Wonder on May 14, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    F u c kk usa

  45. Hakan Mert on May 14, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    📌While 3 TERRORISTS were shelling Turkish villages on the other side of the border, they were hunted by SİHA. That’s right, it’s not your title!

  46. Joseph Astier on May 14, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Toyota: "Let’s go places!"

  47. imamCafer on May 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Usa killed more than.2 million civilians ,Syria,Iraq,Afghanistan,Vieatnam,Phelestan.Now he is peace ,humanity angel.

  48. Pedo Killer Kyle Rittenhouse on May 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Uhhh. I cant get over how these guys cant call them terrorists.

  49. Mubena on May 14, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    if you create terrorists for oil they are civilians( don’t take it seriously i just commented on america)

  50. Girls und Panzer Türkiye on May 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    average western media

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