Hasakah, Syria – Radicals of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed a Kurdish female fighter from the Women Protection Units (YPJ) in the embattled city of Kobane, northern Syria, sources reported.
Rihana, a well-known Kurdish female fighter in Kobane, was captured by militants of IS last week following clashes. The news of her beheading by IS extremists spread over social media on Tuesday.
According to local sources, Rihana, who had recently become a symbol of the Kurdish women’s struggle to defend the city of Kobane against jihadists of the Islamic State, may have recently raised concerns of the IS militants in the city.
She had killed around 100 militant fighters of the IS during recent clashes in Kobane, according to the Daily Mail.
Activists reported that Rihana, who appeared in a photo raising the “V for Victory” sign two weeks ago in Kobane, had been beheaded at the beginning of this week, but the YPJ hasn’t issued any statements about the incident yet.
Local activists from the city of Kobane told ARA News that the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) – affiliated with the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG)– are fighting side by side with other Kurdish fighters in the city of Kobane, and have been quite active in the recent clashes against IS militants.
“Some female fighters are even leading military units during clashes in Kobane, one of whom is Narin Afrini, a 31-year-old Kurdish fighter from Efrin,” activists reported.
Reporting by: Jiwan Ibrahim
Source: ARA News
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