Kurdish women lead fight against ISIL

Story of a fighter who joined frontline with her husband to stop offensive in Syrian battleground of Kobane.

    Kurdish women are leading the campaign in the Syrian battleground of Kobane against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Aisha Effendi has joined the frontline along with her husband to stop ISIL's months-long offensive on the town.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from the Turkey-Syria border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

    The Nigerian pastor adapting to life after death row

    Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

    What it means to love a dead child

    What it means to love a dead child

    You must forget all you thought you knew about grief when the landscape of your life has been demolished.

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    Kenya banned FGM in 2011, but Europeans still bring their daughters to underground clinics there to be cut.