Arin Mirkin blew herself up at an Isil position east of the border town of Kobane. (The Telegraph)
A female Kurdish fighter identified as Arin Mirkin clashed with ISIS rebels, fired grenades and then blew herself up in a suicide blast near Kobane on Sunday. The female soldier killed unknown number of Islamic terrorists in the blast.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A female Kurdish commander in the embattled city of Kobane in Syrian Kurdistan killed an unknown number of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in a suicide attack on Sunday.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the woman, who was from a unit of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), broke into an ISIS bastion around the eastern outskirts of Kobane, or Ayn al-Arab in Arabic.
She clashed with enemy fighters, fired grenades and then detonated herself with a grenade.
SOHR added that clashes continue between the two sides around dozens of points around Kobane, with the ISIS in possession of some 350 villages around the city.
ISIS is reported to be on the very outskirts of the city, reportedly approaching in a three-pronged attack.
This is the first time that a female Kurdish fighter has been reported to have carried out a suicide attack against the Islamic militants.
She blew herself up to avoid being a prisoner of ISIS.
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Female Kurdish fighters take an oath of allegiance during training exercises.