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November 23, 2015

Photographs: the Women fighting ISIS.

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Wow. Read these 40 words: what a Woman fighting ISIS has to say.

“I’m here to protect my existence.” That’s some powerful stuff.

A reporter asks a soldier why she’s fighting ISIS:

A Kurdish girl’s thoughts

For much, much more of the below: the photographer did some amazing film photography from Afghanistan too a few years ago. Carried a Holga around the front lines.

http://www.erintrieb.com/

 

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The next morning, I witnessed the Islamic State unleash a violent attack which began with a suicide bomber igniting a car packed with explosives (VBIED / Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device). This is seen a lot more clearly in my behind-the-scenes video of Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan, and my GoPro happened to be rolling when the explosion ignited behind me on a hill, approximately a kilometer away. Even though the attack was far in the distance, you could feel a slight shock wave pulse through your body and then hear the actual explosion half a second later. My natural instinct was to duck and cover my head from shrapnel. “Shit!” I yelled, but as soon as I looked up, I was met with Jan’s calm gaze. “It’s okay,” he said. “Let’s just prepare all your stuff in case we have to leave quickly.” Before Jan even finished his sentence, the fighters had already grabbed their Kalishnakov rifles and ran for the trucks parked outside the base. Jan explained that those fighters will go out to support those on the frontline and be prepared to drive any wounded back to the base.

Source: The Photographers Blog

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Another amazing photo:

Yazidi girl rests after fleeing from ISIS. (Startling Full Photo)

Documentary:

YPJ – The Kurdish Women Battling ISIS

Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan from Joey L on Vimeo.

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