Desecration of YPG female fighter exposes distrust of coalition
When two videos showing the desecration of a female fighter’s corpse appeared on social media, Ahmed Omar was disgusted.
He was in a building defending the Kurdish front lines north of Afrin from advancing Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies when he saw the footage on his mobile phone one night.
“I felt revolted and deeply saddened,” he said, recalling the clip in which an FSA fighter, surrounded by jeering colleagues, stands on the chest of the young woman whose breasts had been removed and stomach slashed. “I had a sensation of deep pain to see the body of a woman treated this way.”
Kobani’s parents, brother and nephew with her photograph
A few hours after seeing the footage a message landed on his phone. “It named the woman in…
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With many thanks to: The Times and The Sunday Times for the origional story.