Women who are fighting against LIH

• Women who are fighting against LIH

In 2014, gunmen organization "Islamic State" captured Sinjar, a town in northern Iraq. Terrorists killed nearly 5,000 men and thousands of Yezidi women were captured, after which they were sold into slavery. Hundreds of children were shot for trying to escape. According to the regional government, the militants sought to liberate the land from the Yezidi Kurds, to provide territory for LIH supporters. We all remember what followed: the US Air Force launched a series of air strikes against military formations "Islamic state" in northern Iraq, which led to the war against LIH.

What happened after these events, it does not fit into the conservative picture of Iraqi society. 30 Yezidi and Kurdish women formed a paramilitary battalion to fight on their own outrages LIH. Two years ago, women in Sinjar killed, raped and sold into slavery. Today, the Women's Battalion 24-year-old Hazeby Nauzad doing everything to the self-proclaimed "Allah's warriors" were not able to destroy any one or Yezidi Kurdish family.

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24-year-old battalion commander Hazeba Nauzad says militants LIH test before a battalion of fear because Allah soldiers who died at the hands of women can not go to heaven.

Women who are fighting against LIH

ASEM Dahir 21. Now she is in the women's battalion of the Kurdish peshmerga militias.

"They took away eight people, my neighbors, I saw how they killed children," - he told Reuters A'sem.

Women who are fighting against LIH

always refers to to representatives of the Yezidi minority militants LIH "with special attention." They consider Yezidis idolaters and servants of Satan, otherwise - scum. Women ezidki for them a kind of game.

Women who are fighting against LIH

"They killed my uncle and his wife took my cousin - they married just eight days earlier", - says A'sem. The bride, like thousands of other women ezidok, still held captive by the militants. In 2014, when militants attacked the town Dahir killed two soldiers before it was shot in the leg.

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Many women had to sacrifice the most valuable to fight. Hazeba Nauzad lost her husband. In this war, many have lost their families. Some are glued to the frame of the old mirrors battered family photos. To remember.

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"I saw how they raped my Kurdish sisters and could not endure these crimes," - says Nauzad. Her husband wanted to pay smugglers to them to help them get to Europe. However Hazeba was against it. The husband went to Germany, and the woman was left to fight.

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"I set aside personal life aside and came to protect its Kurdish sisters and mothers and to confront the enemy," - said the battalion commander.

Women who are fighting against LIH

"If a man can bear arms, a woman can do the same, - says Nauzad. - Men are more given to the battle, when they see that women stand with them in the same field of battle. "

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A'sem Dahir and the other women of the battalion during the relocation near the front line near Mosul, Iraq.

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A'sem with a teddy bear in the room where the women sleep from the battalion.

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A'sem hang things to dry in the building where they are based battalion, near Mosul.

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Kurd Hazeba Nauzad (second from right) and ezidka A'sem Dahir (third from right) during relocation near the best in the vicinity of Mosul.

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Hazeba washing dishes.

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The commander Hazeba Nauzad looking through binoculars during relocation Navarane near Mosul.