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Kurdish ‘Angelina Jolie’ killed in battle against ISIS

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DAMASCUS: A 22-year-old female fighter nicknamed the ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’ has reportedly been killed in a fight against global terror group ISIS near the Syrian-Turkey border, The Independent reported citing Syrian Kurdish media.

According to reports, Asia Ramazan Antar died in fighting near Minbiç, a town recently liberated from Isis control.

Norway-based Kurdish supporters ‘We want Freedom for Kurdistan’ said in a post on Facebook that Antar died while fighiting Isis, but other reports circulating claim she was killed whilst fighting Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters.

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Antar belonged to the Women’s Protection Units, a group of around 7-10,000 female fighters allied to the Democratic Union Party in the Kurdish region of Syria.

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She joined the group in 2014 and took part in several campaigns against the terror group.

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Her social media pictures during the recent offensive on Manbij earned her the nickname of the ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’ because of her resemblance to the Hollywood actor.

VIDEO: ‘Meet the Kurdish female fighters’

 

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