A 22-year-old female fighter, who was dubbed as ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’ because of her looks, is believed to have died while fighting ISIS.
Asia Ramazan Antar died near Syria’s border with Turkey.
Kurdish Angelina Jolie
Antar was a member of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ). She was known for her involvement in a number of battles against the terror group.
The YPJ is an all-female Kurdish military branch of the of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). It was formed to defend the people from attacks by IS militants, the Syrian government as well as the Al Qaeda.
The organisation currently has over 7,000 volunteer fighters between the ages of 18-40.
This picture taken on September 1, 2016 in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep, shows smoke rising close to the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus. Getty Images
According to a message posted on the We Want Freedom for Kurdistan
Facebook page, Antar was ‘martyred in a battle against Daesh’. However, her death has yet to be officially verified.