Inspired by Kurdish Units, al-Bab Military Council Creates All-Female Battalion

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Al-Bab Military Council announced on Monday the establishment of its first all-female battalion. The two-month-old council is a joint Kurdish-Arab initiative, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

This step was reportedly inspired by the experience of the SDF battalions fighting alongside the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ). Kurdish women have fought the Islamic State (ISIS) across the length and breadth of northern Syria.

Al-Bab’s newly-established all-female battalion will be deployed against ISIS and Islamist factions in Aleppo Governorate.

Amhan, a female fighter in the al-Bab Military Council, told ARA News that she joined up to eliminate ISIS in her region.

“I have joined the council because I believe in the necessity of liberating our territory from ISIS,” Amhan declared. “This terrorist group has killed and displaced many of our people in al-Bab.”

Akrin is also a new member of the al-Bab Military Council. She told ARA News that she decided to join the…

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