As ISIS has swept across northern Iraq, they have become known for their atrocities towards women. For example, Yazidi women have been abducted by ISIS to become sex slaves for their fighters. However, here's a group of women that aren't preparing to flee ISIS but instead are preparing to meet them with their AK-47s.
Meet the 2nd Peshmerga Battalion, who are a battalion of Kurdish fighters - and they just happen to be an all-female battalion as well. They're front line soldiers, some of whom have been fighting for years, and they're eager to face ISIS.
From the New York Post:
Hundreds of mothers, sisters and daughters have taken up arms and devoted their lives to protecting Iraq’s Kurdish population against the threat of the Islamic State.
Known as the women peshmerga of the 2nd Battalion, the group is made up of 550 female fighters led by Col. Nahida Ahmad Rashid, Barcroft reports.
The soldiers have not yet faced the Islamic State since the terrorists seized control of towns in Kurdistan, but the group has carried out in-depth exercises in the scorching heat of Sulaymaniyah to prepare themselves for battle.
Kurdistan is one of the few Muslim countries where women are allowed to serve in the military, let alone serve in a combat role. Either way, ISIS, which likes to deny women their basic rights, is going to have hell on its hands when it faces these women.
It would be a great irony if ISIS met its defeat at the hands of these Kurdish women. Try to stone these women to death, ISIS scum, and you just might wind up double-tapped.