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    Lethal Beauty: Meet Female Kurdish Fighters Battling Daesh (VIDEO)

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    Female Kurdish fighters were filmed training and preparing for battle against Daesh terrorists in Bashiqa, 25 kilometers (15 miles) northeast of Mosul, Iraq.

    The footage shows them engaged in target practice as they conduct military operations against Daesh alongside male fighters.

    Most of these women look quite young, in their early 20s. The fearless women have been fighting and risking their lives to protect their villages and towns from the terrorists.

    The video also shows them sitting together and singing before getting into cars ready for battle against the jihadists.

    Female Kurdish Peshmerga units are taking part in the fighting at Hazir, Naveran and Bashiqa fronts.

    Female officers have said that their aim is to fight against the “common enemy” until the final victory, so that women, and the whole population of the region, can live freely.

    Earlier, in an interview with Sputnik, 32-year-old female commander Berivan Salihber said, “We have been fighting against Daesh for over two years already. There are hundreds of women in our ranks. However there are those who died heroically in fierce battles with the jihadists.”

    “When they see Peshmerga female fighters, Daesh militants start to panic and try not to engage in an open fight with us, as death from the hand of a woman is considered by them as humiliating and disgraceful,” Salihber said.

    The female Peshmerga units also want to liberate the Yazidi women whom Daesh holds captive in Mosul and thus they won't leave the battlefield until Daesh is finally eliminated.

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