Kurdish Women Warriors Fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

The constant warfare and decimated lives is tragic – but to see women empowered like this gives me hope.

Warrior Publications

Fighters from the Women's Protection Units (YPJ). Fighters from the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ).

Articles and videos on Kurdish women warriors fighting for liberation and against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq.  The Kurds are a indigenous tribal people whose territory is currently occupied and divided by four nation-states (Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran).  They number approximately 30 million.  While fighting against oppression and colonization from the states occupying their land, the Kurdish people are currently in the forefront of resisting the expansion of Islamic State mercenaries in northern Iraq and Syria, including the Kurdish city of Kobane located in north Syria along the border with Turkey.

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