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Women of the week

Kurdish female fighters are the “Women of the week” in Women Talk Online. Female fighters play an important role in the Kurdish “Peshmerga” army, which is fighting tooth and nail to keep Islamic State militants at bay in Iraq and Syria.

These young women have taken up arms as members of the female wing of the People’s Protection Unit, also known as the YPG – a 40,000 to 50,000-strong Kurdish force fighting Islamic militants in Syria who’ve seized large swathes of land here and in Iraq.

Read more about the female Peshmerga fighters on DW English. Click here.


08.10.2014 | 12:55