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Terrorising the IS
Nugeen smiles. Aged 45, she is a Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) fighter. Perhaps she is confident that her enemy, the blood­curdling Islamic State, is scared of her. One female PKK soldier said this week: “The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven.” This claim is disputed. Shiraz Maher, senior fellow King’s College, London, says that ­Islamic State devotees are told they will be martyred if they die in battle, regardless of who killed them.
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