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Kurdish women fighters (39 photos)

A lot of forces have been thrown at the fight against terrorists of IGIL, and the Kurds have contributed their share in this matter. In the ranks of the Kurdish militia and Peshmerga (the army of Iraqi Kurdistan) many women are fighting and then we invite you to look at them.

Female members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are pictured in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk on May 13, 2013, as the group was preparing for the return of their comrades stationed in Turkey. The PKK has fought a 29-year nationalist campaign against Ankara in which some 45,000 people have died, but is now withdrawing its fighters from Turkey as part of a push for peace with the Turkish authorities. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images) KOBANE, SYRIA – JUNE 20: (TURKEY OUT) A Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG women fighters pose as they stand near a check point in the outskirts of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, Syria. June 20, 2015. Kurdish fighters with the YPG took full control of Kobane and strategic city of Tal Abyad, dealing a major blow to the Islamic State group’s ability to wage war in Syria. Mopping up operations have started to make the town safe for the return of residents from Turkey, after more than a year of Islamic State militants holding control of the town. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images) Irbil : Kurdish police women show inked fingers after casting votes at a polling center in Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. AP/PTI(AP4_29_2014_000013A) Iranian-Kurdish female fighters hold their weapons during a battle with Islamic State militants in Bashiqa, near Mosul, Iraq November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah In this photo taken May 21, 2016, Barcham Zana, left, and Helene Osman, at a training camp in northern Syria where US military advisers are working with local Arab volunteers who want to fight the Islamic State. At age 20, Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Two cousins were killed by IS, she said, so for her this is not an abstract threat. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
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