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A magnificent gesture - women fighting ISIS in Rojava take time out for #strike4repeal solidarity | Workers Solidarity Movement:


A magnificent gesture - women fighting ISIS in Rojava take time out for #strike4repeal solidarity | Workers Solidarity Movement: For those unfamiliar with Rojava it was the name for the majority Kurdish areas of northern Syria which staged a revolution to fight for a society characterised by real democracy and gender liberation in 2012. They had to fight a life and death struggle against ISIS which almost overrun one of the areas, Kobane, completely but they were pushed back and have continued to be pushed back with the result that many other ethnic groups have joined this bid to create a new society in northern Syria. Because of her age & clothes we would presume the woman pictured is not part of the YPG (the front line womens militia fighting ISIS) but rather the HPC which is a neighbourhood militia tasked with defending against ISIS suicide bombings and incursions. This can be a dangerous role, on Thursday, 25 June about 80 ISIS armed with suicide vehicles, machine guns and sniper rifles attacked Kobane probably after being allowed infiltrate across the Turkish border. They went from house to house murdering civilians, a total of about 230 were killed. Initially the only force available to oppose they was the HPC and around 35 of them died defending the people.

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