Thursday, 22 August 2019 04:55 GMT

Kurdish woman-suicide bombing kills Turkish soldiers

(MENAFN) The New York Times reported that a female Kurdish fighter has reportedly carried a suicide bomb attack on Turkish military forces in Syria.

The 20 year old woman, Zuluh Hemo, fought under the name Avesta Habur, according to the newspaper, citing a statement from her military organization, the Women's Protection Units (YPJ), part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

''If confirmed, it would be the first case of a suicide attack by the Kurds against Turkey's forces in Syria since its ground troops crossed the border earlier this month,'' the paper reported.

Althouh the attack was not confirmed by US-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq, which are allied to the SDF, Hemo's unit called her a heroine since her attack killed reportedly two Turkish soldiers.

''The heroine Avesta attacked the tank and blew herself up with the tank.'' It also called her ''a model of free Kurdish women.''


Kurdish woman-suicide bombing kills Turkish soldiers


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