Are ISIL fighters Afraid of Women with Guns?


“In Kurdish areas of northern Syria, fighters have been battling Islamic State – or ISIS – for two years – and unlike Iraq’s kurdish forces, they get no help from the west. Gabriel Gatehouse has been northern Syria to meet some of those taking on the jihadists.”

‘ISIS are afraid to see women with guns’ – BBC News

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    • Noori is right. The Peshmerga ran and abandoned the Yazidis – their own people. They nearly abandoned Erbil too, until supported by US air strikes. It was a very close thing.

  1. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designated by the U.S. State Department as a terror organization, has for decades a significant percentage of its fighters being female – this is consonant with their Marxist view of gender equality.

    Since the early 1990s, it is estimated about 30% of the PKK’s armed wing is composed of females.

  2. The kurdish women fighters are an inspiration. We – the Americans – must do everything to support them with arms, training, air support and logistical help along with financial and technical support. All these so that we can defeat folks like Junaid above.
    The Sunni fighters are scared of fighting the women fighters because in their pre-medieval thinking, getting killed by a women means no 72 virgins in the afterlife…..

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