Women Fighting ISIS On The Frontline In Iraq And Syria

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Among those hundreds of thousands of fighters taking part in the battle against ISIS, are thousands of women, an unusual phenomenon in the Islamic world in which warfare is often associated with manhood.

Female Kurdish fighters
Female Kurdish fighters

Earlier this year in April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women. These female fighters have played a major role in battles against ISIS, said Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria’s Kurdish region.

The courageous Kurdish women now find themselves battling militants of ISIS terror group. arlier this month the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors events in Syria, reported ISIS militants beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near Turkish border.