Video Duration 02 minutes 10 seconds

Kurdish women volunteer to protect crops from ISIL

Kurdish women in Syria take up guns against ISIL fighters targeting their farms.

Kurdish women have formed a group called Community Protection Forces to guard crops against ISIL (ISIS) arsonists.

Last year, the group burned tens of thousands of acres of wheat and barley fields across northern Syria and Iraq.

 

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.