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A female Kurdish fighter carried out a suicide bomb attack against jihadists from the Islamic State group outside the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane on Sunday, a monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the woman blew herself up at an Islamic State position east of the city, killing a number of jihadists who have surrounded Kobane and are battling to seize it.
Arin Mirkan was a female Kurdish soldier who found herself surrounded by ISIS troops, but rather than surrender, she decided to detonate an explosive, killing herself and a number of enemy soldiers.
Mirkan was fighting near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane, which is falling under the control of ISIS. As the jihadists moved in to capture the woman, she instead set off an explosive device that killed her and an unspecified number of militants.
“The operation caused deaths, but there is no confirmed number,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rahman said it was the first instance of a female Kurdish soldier carrying out a suicide bombing against ISIS, which has used the tactic many times in the past.
ISIS militants have been making their way toward Kobane, the third largest Kurdish town in Syria, for the last several weeks. The militant group has been cementing its grip on the Kurdish region along the Syria-Turkey border, drawing a response from Kurdish militant groups.
ISIS has gotten so close to the the town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, that more than 186,000 people have fled across the border into Turkey. The group’s progress has also been slowed by a series of airstrikes led by the United States.
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originally posted by: Domo1
I can't believe IS has caused almost 200,000 people to flee. I thought they were like a local gang. I'm getting a very different picture now. Time to fight back. Good for her.