A battalion of female Christian fighters take on the militants of heinous terror group Islamic State.
According got details, a battalion of about 50 women engaged ISIS jihadists in a fierce fight in order to recover a Syrians town Hol, from the clutches of Islamic State. The striking fact of this battalion is that these women are Christians who have decided to fight back the terrorists. This battalion was just recently formed in the north-eastern Syrian province, Hasakah. This force has its training camp based in the town of Qahtaniya.
One of the female Christian fighters is Babylonia who says she is satisfied with her new profession although she had to leave her two children at home. Babylonia was a hairdresser previously, prior to joining this Christian female militia which battles against Islamic State in Syria.
This 36-year-old, valiant female Christian fighter further aired, “I miss Limar and Gabriella and worry that they must be hungry, thirsty and cold. But I try to tell them I’m fighting to protect their future.”
Babylonia further revealed that it was her husband who encouraged her to join the fighting unit, while she graduated from the training camp in August this year. As a fighter, she said, “my husband urged me to take up arms to fight against the idea that the Syriac woman is good for nothing except housekeeping and make-up.”
“I’m a practicing Christian and thinking about my children makes me stronger and more determined in my fight against Daesh,” she added.
Another female Christian fighter Lucia said, “I took part in a battle for the first time in the Hol area, but my team wasn’t attacked by ISIS.” Lucia further said that she had to quit her studies for the sake of joining this unit. Lucia’s sister also joined this militia recently.
“I fight with a Kalashnikov, but I’m not ready to become an elite sniper yet,” said 18-year-old, Lucia who wears a wooden crucifix around her neck and a camouflage bandana tied round her head.
24-year-old, Thabirta Samir, who is an overseer of the training at the training camp, said that thus far about 50 female Christian fighters have graduated from this camp. The fighters are trained in an old mill in a course that includes military, fitness and academic basics.
Although this fighting unit has limited warfare experience; yet it focuses predominantly on the guarding the Christian majority areas of the Hasakah province from the aggression of the Islamic State. “I used to work for a Syriac cultural association, but now I take pleasure in working in the military field,” Thabirta Samir said while adding, “I’m not afraid of Daesh, and we will be present in the coming battles against the terrorists.”