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  • Family of Kurdish female fighter seen naked, mutilated in graphic viral video speaks out

    07/13/2018 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-2018 | Hollie McKay
    KOBANI, Syria –  As the battle for the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin raged earlier this year, amid Turkey’s eventually successful “Operation Olive Branch” to seize control from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), images of the bloodbath flooded social media. But there was one especially shocking video, captured via cellphone, that ignited international outcry: a fighter with the all-female Kurdish unit known as the YPJ lay dead and half-naked in the dirt, her body mutilated with deep cuts lacerating her exposed breasts. Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters in military fatigues can be seen swarming the corpse, groping the pockets of her...
  • PKK and YPG Hinder Peshmerga and US [advisers] in Attacking Sinjar

    08/14/2014 9:05:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 14.08.2014 | Mewan Dolamari
    PKK fighters near Qandil Mountain in Northern Iraq News / Kurdistan PKK and YPG Hinder Peshmerga and US in Attacking Sinjar 14.08.2014  Mewan Dolamari BasNews, Erbil   On the night of August 13th, Kurdish Peshmerga forces with the support of US military advisers met near Sinjar Mountain, intent on forming a plan to attack Sinjar town which lay far below, crawling with IS militants that have since taken over the city.   However according to Peshmerga sources, their efforts have been hindered, , by guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Kurdish Communities Protection Units (YPG), who requested...
  • British woman Anna Campbell killed fighting Isis with all-female Kurdish group YPJ in Syria

    03/19/2018 5:40:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    U.K. Metro ^ | 3/19/2018 | Richard Hartley-ParkinsonRead more:
    British woman Anna Campbell is believed to have died while fighting against Isis in Syria. It is claimed that the 26-year-old from Lewes, East Sussex, was part of the all female Kurdish Women’s Protection Unit in Afrin, a besieged city. According to the Guardian the convoy she was travelling in was hit by a Turkish missile on Friday. She is said to have dyed her hair black so that she looks less like a westerner and begged her commanders to send her to the front line. Her father Dirk Campbell told the paper: ‘Anna was very idealistic, very serious,...
  • YPJ Spokeswoman: Turkey intends to perpetrate a genocide in Afrin

    02/09/2018 8:28:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    ANF News - STOCKHOLM ^ | Friday, 9 Feb 2018, 14:40 | MURAT KUSEYRI
    YPJ spokeswoman and commander Nesrin Abdullah is in Stockholm for diplomatic talks. Speaking at a press conference in the Swedish parliament, Nesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman and commander for the Women's Defense Units (YPJ) in Rojava, drew attention to the Turkish regime's intention to carry out a genocide on the population in Afrin with jihadist militias. Nesrin Abdullah explained to numerous journalists that in Afrin so far, a peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups and faiths has taken place. "For 20 days, the NATO member Turkey has been attacking Afrin in front of the world public. These attacks are contrary to international...
  • Meet the Kurdish woman leading battle against IS in northern Syria

    06/02/2017 5:34:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | June 2, 2017 | Massoud Hamed (TranslatorSami-Joe Abboud)
    Rojda Felat, the commander of a US-backed operation by Kurdish and Arab fighters to capture the Syrian city of Raqqa, uses a walkie-talkie near the Tabqa Dam, west of Raqqa, Syria, March 30, 2017. TABQA, Syria — Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, when the peaceful conflict turned into a military one, Kurdish factions have been working for change in Syria. A large number of the fighters in the Kurdish factions have been female, and they have gained considerable experience in leading battles against the Islamic State (IS). Rojda Felat, one of the top commanders...
  • Woman freed from ISIS captivity wants to join YPJ (Kurd female military)

    04/19/2017 5:38:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017, 11:43 | HEYSEM MISLIM
    Fatma Åžerif from Raqqa, freed from ISIS who used her as a slave for three years, wants to take up arms and join YPJ ranks now. All those freed from ISIS captivity has a story, mostly a painful one. Fatma Eli Åžerif is one of those women. Fatma Eli Åžerif, mother of three, is a woman from Raqqa. Her husband lost his life 8 years ago. She has been struggling to save her children from ISIS over the past one year. During the latest SDF offensive in the region, the woman and her children have been freed from ISIS. Speaking...
  • YPG/YPJ fighters intervene in Turkish attempt to occupy Afrin

    02/25/2017 4:49:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Hawar News ^ | 2-25-17 | none stated
    AFRIN – YPG/YPJ fighters did not allow the occupying Turkish army to enter the territory of the Afrin canton. According the ANHA reporters in the region, the Turkish army on Saturday evening wanted to cross into the Girê Gir area in the Bilbilê district of Afrin.The YPG/YPJ forces intervened in the occupation attempt and after clashes the Turkish troops returned back to their points after facing with resistance.In recent days, the Turkish army has attempted to occupy all of Rojava’s territory, especially the Afrin canton. The Turkish army opened fire on civilians, violated the border many times and disregarded international...
  • Kurdish female fighters clash with Turkey’s military in Syrian town (YPJ fighters)

    02/13/2017 7:10:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    ARA News ^ | February 14, 2017 | Qehreman Miste
    Hasakah – Kurdish female fighters of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) on Monday clashed with Turkish Army forces near the town of Amude, in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate.The clashes followed an attempt by the Turkish military troops to enter the Kurdish territory in northeastern Syria, where Turkey continues to build a concrete wall alongside the borderline.“The Turkish Army on Monday entered the border village of Kharza, located about 10 kilometre west of Amude town. However, a YPJ unit opened fire on the Turkish convoy to prevent its progress,” a YPJ officer told ARA News.“Clashes broke out in the vicinity of Kharza...
  • Kurdish female soldier gains internet fame for allegedly killing more than 100 ISIS Jihadis

    10/17/2014 6:22:03 AM PDT · by Bratch · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | October 16, 2014 | Frances Martel
    A woman known as "Rehana" has become a hero across the internet as news spread that the Kobani soldier has reportedly killed more than 100 Islamic State terrorists single-handedly. Rehana became famous in Kurdish Twitter circles after a photo of her giving a peace sign began to circulate on the social network. Rehana has killed more than a hundred #ISIS terrorists in #Kobane . RT and make her famous for her bravery— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) October 13, 2014 According to the International Business Times, Rehana is a YPJ (Kurdish female Peshmerga) soldier under the command of famed female soldier Mayssa Abdo, who herself has become famous...