100 kills and she isn’t done yet!
KURDISH FEMALE SOLDIER GAINS INTERNET FAME FOR ALLEGEDLY KILLING MORE THAN 100 ISIS JIHADIS
A woman known as “Rehana” has become a hero across the internet as news spread that the Kobani soldier has reportedly killed more than 100 Islamic State terrorists single-handedly.
Rehana became famous in Kurdish Twitter circles after a photo of her giving a peace sign began to circulate on the social network.
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) October 13, 2014
According to the International Business Times, Rehana is a YPJ (Kurdish female Peshmerga) soldier under the command of famed female soldier Mayssa Abdo, who herself has become famous for running the operation to keep the Syrian border town of Kobani out of the hands of the Islamic State. Shortly after this photo of Rehana began to circulate, rumors followed that she had been killed in battle, none of which have been confirmed independently by news sources.
Rehana is one of many Female Kurdish soldiers who have become the front lines in the battle against the Islamic State. Islamic State jihadists believe that their martyrdom will not result in the promised gifts of the afterlife should they die at the hands of a woman, making the YPJ particularly indispensable against this enemy. YPJ units fight in both Syria and Iraq, and regularly post to social media to report on their successes in battle.