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A Kurdish girl, a female member of the "Popular Protection Units" (YPG), stands beside an empty couch as she holds a kalashnikov inside a house in Sheik Maksoud. Her family refuses to leave after Syrian opposition fighters entered into the neighborhood forcing thousands of civilians to flee to safe areas outside of Aleppo City. Since then, the neighborhood is being bombed and shelled by Syrian forces in its attempt to sweep out the opposition fighters from the area. The Kurdish girls, usually at the age of 10, are being trained in combat and guerrilla tactics to become themselves members of the YPG female militias and fight for the Kurdish independency.
A Kurdish girl, a female member of the "Popular Protection Units" (YPG), stands beside an empty couch as she holds a kalashnikov inside a house in Sheik Maksoud. Her family refuses to leave after Syrian opposition fighters entered into the neighborhood forcing thousands of civilians to flee to safe areas outside of Aleppo City. Since then, the neighborhood is being bombed and shelled by Syrian forces in its attempt to sweep out the opposition fighters from the area. The Kurdish...
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