Thursday, September 5, 2013

 

Syrian-Kurdish women take fighting lessons

Kurdish Women's Defense Units train young Syrian-Kurdish women to defend in case their villages are attacked.


A trainer looks over as a participant prepares to fire during the training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli. PHOTO: AFP

Young Syrian-Kurdish women take part in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. PHOTO: AFP

Women fighters going through a drill. PHOTO: AFP

Participants jogging during the training session of the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ). PHOTO: AFP

Attention: Young Syrian-Kurdish women line up in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. PHOTO: AFP

A trainee practices loading up a gun. PHOTO: AFP

A trainer hides under hay as she fires from under cover. PHOTO: AFP

A scene from a firing drill. PHOTO: AFP

A fellow fighter hides her training partner with hay in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Taking cover: Young Syrian-Kurdish women take part in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. PHOTO: AFP


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