Mens de unge menn rømmer til Europa i hundretusenvis, så velger damene å slåss. Hundrevis av yezediske kvinner som ble tatt som sex-slaver av IS har satt sammen en egen bataljon som de har kalt «Sun Ladies». De forbereder angrep på Mosul sammen med kurdiske styrker.
They are among around 2,000 captives who have escaped their jihadi tormentors who subjected them to horrific torture and rape and massacred thousands of their loved ones after storming their villages in the summer of 2014.
Now, driven by a collective desire for vengeance, the battalion is preparing for an offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul where many were exchanged by militants to serve as their sex slave.
IS har fremdeles tusenvis av yezediske kvinner og barn i fangenskap.
I et intervju med Fox News sier kaptein Khatoon Khider: “We will do whatever is asked of us.”
“Our elite force is a model for other women in the region,” she said. “We want to thank all the other countries who help us in this difficult time, we want everyone to take up weapons and know how to protect themselves from the evil.”
“We have a lot of our women in Mosul being held as slaves,” Khider said. “Their families are waiting for them. We are waiting for them. The liberation might help bring them home.”