Skip to comments.Meet The Women Fighting ISIS in Iraq
Posted on 08/15/2014 6:55:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
Although U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq have helped to slightly push back the terror army, they're still on the march with no plans of stopping. As a result, an all-female battalion has prepared themselves to take on the brutal group should they advance in Kurdistan. More from the New York Post:
Hundreds of mothers, sisters and daughters have taken up arms and devoted their lives to protecting Iraqs Kurdish population against the threat of the Islamic State.
Known as the women peshmerga of the 2nd Battalion, the group is made up of 550 female fighters led by Col. Nahida Ahmad Rashid, Barcroft reports.
The soldiers have not yet faced the Islamic State since the terrorists seized control of towns in Kurdistan, but the group has carried out in-depth exercises in the scorching heat of Sulaymaniyah to prepare themselves for battle.
or one mother who already has a 5-year-old daughter, even pregnancy cant stand in her way.
This is my duty, no matter if I am bearing a child or not, the four-months-pregnant woman said. If I am called to the front lines, I will go.
Yesterday Fox News Contributor and Middle East Journalist Lisa Daftari talked about the women during a segment with Gretchen Carlson.
"I'm not afraid of them, they should be afraid of me."
When faced with extinction everyone fights.
Now THAT is courage. I can’t say I would get a great degree of satisfaction from using an FMG-148 Javelin and blowing their convoys back to hell one after another...
God bless these women.
I hope this doesn’t end up as another “Go tell the Spartans” plight. These are the people of Saladin.
Are they really so short of able bodied men that they have to resort to sending pregnant young mothers to the front?
An article about women Peshmerga from 2003. — http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/feb/28/gender.uk1
And women’s libbers in the United States are sniveling about free condoms and potty parity ... THIS is what “liberation” is about!
“I’m not afraid of them, they should be afraid of me.”
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
I think these women will raise a bit of fury themselves.
No. Read article link I posted from 2003 here. Women Peshmerga isn’t new.
She looks really cute.
I know female peshmerga aren’t new, but it is a disgrace that a pregnant mother is being sent into front line combat.
My understanding is she is clearly choosing to go - no one is forcing her.
Actually as far as I know joining women peshmerga is still voluntary. But has an age range of 18 to 48. Moreover if they knew she was pregnant they may not even call her to the front line.