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.