Asia Ramazan Antar died near Syria’s border with Turkey.
Kurdish Angelina Jolie
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.