Monday, March 9, 2015

German Woman Fighting Alongside Kurdish Troops Killed in Syria

BEIRUT – A German woman who had been fighting with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units against the Islamic State, or IS, was killed on Sunday during clashes between the Kurdish forces and the IS militias in the northeastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, said on Monday.

The NGO mentioned no details about the German combatant’s identity, pointing out that she succumbed to wounds sustained on Sunday after Kurdish-IS clashes in the town of Tal Tamr in the al-Hasakah province.

The German woman is the third foreign fighter from the Kurdish Units killed in al-Hasakah, and the first female foreign fighter to be killed there.

A British fighter was killed last Wednesday during clashes with IS militants in the area located between Tal Hamis and al-Houl in the al-Hasakah province.

On Feb. 25, an Australian fighter was killed in clashes with IS militants in Tal Hamis.

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