Kurdish female fighters playing key role in battle for Raqqa - ARA News: A main all-female force that participates in the operation is the Kurdish YPJ–also known as the Women’s Protection Units.
Cihan Ehmed, a Kurdish YPJ officer and the official spokesperson for the SDF-led Euphrates Wrath Operation, told ARA News that their female fighters have shown “an exceptional performance” in the fight against Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants.
Cihan said that the main objective behind their participation in the battle for Raqqa was to liberate women enslaved by ISIS.
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