Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against Daeshi

The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, said she decided to join the fight in her hometown when she saw IS advances in Syria.

“I lost many friends to this, and I decided there was a need to join up,” said Kobani, who declined to reveal her birth name. “This is our land – our own – and if we don’t do it, who else will?

This is the answer needed for this area and many others.