All-Female Unit Fighting ISIS In Northern Iraq
ISIS has a new enemy. A group of female fighters has risen up to combat the terrorist group.
The group is known as the Kurdistan Workers Party (PPK). They are classified as a terorist group by the United States, Turkey, and NATO, but that hasn’t stopped them from taking a stand against the brutality of ISIS.
“When we heard ISIS were coming to Sinjar and killing women, we came to stop the humanitarian crisis,” Roza, one of the fighters, told the Daily Mail.
“When ISIS came, we saw them take Yazidi females and enslave them,” she added.
“We smuggled ourselves there from Turkey on Aug. 5,” said Deijly, the group’s commander.
The group is listed as a terrorist organization because they have been fighting for many years to try and restore Kurdistan as an autonomous region.
“We were sometimes killing 10 of them a day, in the beginning of the liberation of Sinjar,” said Raparin, a third member of the group.
“The beheadings are the worst thing in the world,” Roza said. “Fighting is two forces against each other, but they are not doing this. I don’t think this is in any religion.”
“I don’t believe they will be able to capture me,” Raparin said. “If they capture me, I would rather kill myself.”
Opposing Views reports:
ISIS fighters are reportedly afraid of being killed by women, because they believe they will not be rewarded in heaven after death.
“When they know women are fighting, they run away,” Roza said.
“I have killed many, but I am sure all of them will not find virgins in heaven,” Deijly said.
Turkey has started bombing PKK positions, even though the nation is a part of the U.S.-led alliance against ISIS, the National reported.
The Turkish government says 116 members of its security forces and 30 civilians were killed in attacks by the PKK between July 20 and Sept. 14.
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