Meet Kurdish Women Fighters on the Frontlines of Fighting ISIS

Hakeem Faraj

Women’s Protection Units, known by their acronym (YPJ), are female fighters from the Kurdish controlled region of Rojava in Syria. They are part of the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) led by Kurds in the war-torn country.

They are fighting against terror groups but sometimes they also challenge powerful players, such as Turkey.

In the eyes of the Kurds themselves, they are fearless warrior and heroes, but for some they are terrorists.

So, who are YPJ fighters, what do they believe in, and who trains them?

Watch the feature.

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