first published on May 2, 2016 by Will
Go Pro footage from the fight against ISIS shows a group of YPG fighters in a firefight with ISIS militants in Syria. During the gun battle, the cameraman’s rifle begins malfunctioning and then fails to extract a spent cartridge. These YPG fighters are often using whatever they can get their hands on, which includes substandard weapons and ammunition. Yet, extraction failures can and do happen in any rifle. In a firefight, it can be a death sentence. The cameraman was lucky enough to not be in close quarters with the enemy when the malfunction happened. He was also lucky in having what sounded like another Brit nearby who was more experienced with the AK and was able to talk him through corrective action to get his rifle back into the fight.