Kurdish Female Commander in Kobane Kills Militants in Suicide Attack
Kurdish Female Commander in Kobane Kills Militants in Suicide Attack –
A female Kurdish commander in the embattled city of Kobane in Syrian Kurdistan killed an unknown number of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in a suicide attack on Sunday.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Arîn Mirkan, who was from a unit of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), broke into an ISIS bastion around the eastern outskirts of Kobane, or Ayn al-Arab in Arabic.
She clashed with enemy fighters, fired grenades and then detonated herself with a grenade. She killed dozens of ISIS militants
SOHR added that clashes continue between the two sides around dozens of points around Kobane, with the ISIS in possession of some 350 villages around the city.
ISIS is reported to be on the very outskirts of the city, reportedly approaching in a three-pronged attack.
This is the first time that a female Kurdish fighter has been reported to have carried out a suicide attack against the Islamic militants.
Kobane, a stronghold of Syrian Kurds, has been under intensified attacks by ISIS for a fortnight.