Today, ISIS controls over a third of Iraq. The Kurdish and their underdog army defend their home against the world’s most feared and ruthless threat. Journalist Neil Shea travels to the heart of Kurdistan to meet the men and women fighting the DAESH.
Part One: Inside The Kurdish Ground War On ISIS.
Part Two: The Yazidi women who call themselves the ‘Force of the Sun Ladies‘ have taken up arms in the quest for revenge. but also to preserve the future of their race.
SULAYMANIYAH, IRAQ – JULY 29. 2014: Women Peshmerga of the 2nd Battalion perform a military march during a military exercise in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. Dressed head-to-toe in army fatigues with rifles over their shoulders, these are the female fighters of the Peshmerga ready to lay down their lives in combat against the Islamic State. In the scorching heat on the outskirts of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, they carry out routine exercises and look no different from other Kurdish fighters. The 2nd Battalion consists of 550 mothers, sisters and daughters and is led by Colonel Nahida Ahmad Rashid. (PHOTOGRAPH BY Vianney Le Caer / Pacific Press).
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