Oh wow! These real women super heroes don’t mess around. The heavily-armed women are hot on the trail of Islamic State [IS] guys, formerly known as ISIS. And the killers are quaking in their sandals, because if a woman kills a jihadist man in battle, he does not get their Heaven ticket punched.
This is an elite unit of women soldiers. They are heavily armed members of the PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and are headed into Iraq to take down the jihadists.
The female soldiers are on the trail of IS killers who have captured 3,000 innocent women in Iraq. There are hundreds of women uber-soldier crossing into Iraq. They are committed to pushing IS fighters from northern Iraq.
With the IS bad guys kidnapping thousands of non-Muslim women and girls, there is ever more need for PKK soldiers. Capture by the IS means a terrifying future for all of them. Their captors will force them into marriage, sell them as sex slaves and shoot them if they refuse to convert to Islam.
Every IS bad guy is right right to be fearful of these women soldiers.The Iraqi Kurd women volunteer fighters (Pshmerg) have daily military training. Hundreds of PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) crossed into Iraq to push IS fighters out of north Iraq.These female fighters have joined up with men in the PKK to battle against the insurgents with U.S. air cover.
One of the female PKK veteran commanders said,
“Our support is just as important for the Peshmerga as these US strikes – bombings alone cannot get rid of guerrilla groups. We will keep fighting until all of Kurdistan is safe.”
But things change. Nasser Kataw, Iraqi terror expert said,
“There has been a re-drawing of battlefield alliances as people who were once enemies have joined together to try and defeat the scourge that is the Islamic State.”
According to Syrian commanders,
The security and quality of life is improving as their guerrilla forces expand rapidly, propelled by thousands of young volunteers. Recruitment is boosted by the deployment of women soldiers on the front line, often in all-female units.
One female fighter said,
“The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven.”
Their formidable all-female guerrillas units fight right along with the Kurdish Peshmerga on the front line.
Maysaa Abdo, is involved with the Free Syrian Army against IS,
“They are attacking randomly. We are not angry because they are fighting Da’ash [an abbreviation for the Islamic State popular among Syrians], but they failed. And all this fell into our laps.”
Free Syrian Army fighting YPG, now fight with rather than against one another.
“It has all turned upside down. At first, when the battles started, ISIS tried to take the Free Syrian Army as a puppet. We, the YPG, kept telling the FSA: they will kick you out.”
“Western societies need to ask themselves why so many people come here. They say that ISIS is so dangerous, but many people are being beheaded in front of our eyes and they are silent. They are just sending us aid, but we don’t want aid, they are killing us.” With no international support, the YPG raises funds among ordinary Kurds, she claimed, buying its weapons from smugglers. “Syria has become one big market for weapons; you can buy anything if you have money.”
Abdo called a male colleague on the battlefield, but an IS fighter answered,
“We have just beheaded your friend. And we are coming to behead you.”
Thirteen women YPG fighters had been martyred in the previous year from the female battalion.
When an action movie is made of this, the female lead will get to say,
“I’m sending you to hell!”