Women’s Protection Units in Syria are gaining popularity and more as more females across the country take up arms and vow to fight ISIS. These Kurdish soldiers claim to have an upper hand over so-called Islamic State because of their gender. They claim that the ISIS militants are ‘afraid of women’ and ‘shake with fear’ when confronted by one with a gun.
They are thought to be more then 10,000 females soldiers opposing ISIL now in Syria alone. Some estimates claim that anywhere up to one third of all rebels fighting back are now women.
Speaking to reporters, one of the group’s commanders, a 21 year-old called Telhelden, said: “They think they’re fighting in the name of Islam. They believe if someone from Daesh [Isis] is killed by a girl, a Kurdish girl, they won’t go to heaven. They’re afraid of girls.”
“When they see a woman with a gun, they’re so afraid they begin to shake. They portray themselves as tough guys to the world, they see women as just little things but one of our women is worth a hundred of them.”
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