INSIDE KOBANI: Kurdish female fighters play major role in defending town against IS militants

December 2, 2014 10:00 AM

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INSIDE KOBANI: Kurdish female fighters play major role in defending town against IS militants

In this image made from a video taken in late November, 2014, Kurdish fighter Pervin Kobani rides in the back of a pickup truck through Kobani, Syria. On the front lines of the battle for Kobani, Kurdish female fighters have been playing a major role in helping defend the Syrian town from an onslaught by the Islamic State extremist group. Pervin Kobani is one of them. She is 19 years old, a farmer’s daughter. In late November, she was part of a team holding an eastern frontline position coming under regular attack from extremist fighters trying to take the town since mid-September. (AP Photo/Jake Somkin via AP video) (The Associated Press)

In this image made from a video taken in late November, 2014, Kurdish fighters Pervin Kobani, 19, and her father, Farouk, embrace in Kobani, Syria. On the front lines of the battle for Kobani, Kurdish female fighters have been playing a major role in helping defend the Syrian town from an onslaught ...

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