INSIDE KOBANI: Kurdish women on the frontline


On the front lines of the battle for Kobani, Pervin Kobani and other Kurdish female fighters have been playing a major role in defending the Syrian town the Islamic State extremist group.

“I didn’t really have any other ambitions. I just wanted to live a free life, as a woman, (to) be able to see our reality, and have our rights and just live,” she said.

Aided by a small Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga force and Syrian rebels, they have been stubbornly defending the town since mid-September and have been aided by over 280 airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.

“We won’t allow the terrorist groups in until the last drop of our blood,” Pervin said.


Understanding what their fate would likely be if ISIS took the town, one is not surprised that they would resolve to fight to their last breath.


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