Newsweek, “Kurdish Militia Denies Ties to Foreign Fighters Claiming New LGBT Unit in Syria”

On Monday, the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), an anarchist movement made up of international volunteers in northern Syria, announced what it said was a new LGBT unit to battle “not only Daesh but capitalism and the state.”

The unit gave its name as the Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA. The IRPGF is a unit of the International Freedom Battalion, or IBF, a collection of foreign fighters who traveled to northern Syria to battle ISIS alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG, or People’s Protection Units.

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