August 2017. Rojava, Syria.
New recruits are put through training at an MFS academy in Al-Hasakah, norther Syria. All the new intake do not necessarily fight once they graduate, but go on to perform tasks such as further training, further education and logistics.
The MFS are a group of Assyrian Christians who fight alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight to topple ISIS.
Photographer: Rick Findler