7,000 Kurdish Women Take Stand Against ISIS in Syria
Thousands of young Kurdish women have taken up arms in Syria to protect their people against ISIS militants and the al Qaeda. The soldiers, ranging from 18-24, are said to inspire fear in the ISIS because if the belief that they will not go to heaven if killed by a woman. The Women's Protection Unit, known as YPJ, consists of nearly 7,000 volunteers who have been battling Islamic militants in seized areas of Iraq and Syria. The YPJ is a tight-knit group with the motto "Haval," meaning "friendship" in Kurdish. The YPJ played a major role in liberating the Yazidis trapped on the mountain top.
By Jordan Moses
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