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    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    • Amazons of the Middle East: Kurdish Women Fighting Against ISIL
    © AFP 2017/ Delil Souleiman
    A Kurdish female fighter of the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) plays with a puppy in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border.

    Kurdish forces consist of both men and women amongst their ranks, fighting side by side against ISIL.

    Kurdish forces consist of both men and women amongst their ranks, fighting side by side against ISIL. These are images of the women who stood their ground together with men against the advancing tide of Islamic radicals.

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