Heroine of the Kurds dies fighting Isis suicide attack

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Heroine of the Kurds dies fighting Isis suicide attack

Heroine of the Kurds dies: A machinegunner aged 19 who became a poster girl for the female Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State has been killed while attempting to halt an attack by three suicide car bombers.

Asia Ramazan Antar was one of the best-known Kurdish women caught up in the conflict. She was among a group of YPJ fighters — the all-female brigade of the Syrian Kurdish YPG — holding the village of al-Yashli when Isis attacked, according to Commander Shirin Abdullah, a YPJ spokeswoman.

The car bombs were driven straight at the Kurdish frontline positions. “She and her fellows blew up two of them…

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