• Another all-female group joins fight vs. ISIS in Syria
  • The group belongs to the Syriac Christian minority from the province of Hasakeh
  • There has been a rising trend in the area of women willing to take up arms to prove their worth vs. ISIS

The women are mostly housewives out to prove their worth vs, ISIS (Photo Credit: Dei lil Souleiman (AFP)/Daily Mail

A new all-female group is taking up arms in Syria, exchanging their domestic chores for dangerous battlefields at the frontline, to fight the savagery of the terror group Islamic State (ISIS) that has since invaded their homeland.

The group call themselves The Female Protection Forces of the Land Between Two Rivers and they belong to the Syriac Christian minority from northeastern Hasakeh province in Syria. They are the equivalent of and following in the footsteps of the YPJ; the women counterpart of the men’s Kurdish People’s Protection Units or YPG.

The Syriac female militia troop is composed of only about 50 members at present, but their number is expected to grow in the following weeks as more women, mostly housewives from the nearby towns, have been expressing willingness to join to prove they can take on ISIS just as their husbands and brothers did.

The graduates were trained at a camp in the town of Qataniyah. The group’s name refers to the area between the Tigris and Euphrates waterways which were historically inhabited by Syriacs.

Proving their worth

One of those who supervised the training is 24-year-old Thabirta Samir who used to work for a Syrian cultural association, but now takes pleasure in working in the battlefield.

“I’m not afraid of Daesh, and we will be present in the coming battles against the terrorists,” she said. (Click here to read more)


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