18 May. 2017
Sherine Haji, 23, a Kurdish female fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG), rests in a hospital in Qamishli city, Syria, May 16, 2017. "The plan to arm the YPG is a decision taken late. We have experienced many heavy battles. If this support was happening in the first place, the advances would have been quicker. We would not have to sacrifice many lives," Haji said. "Now I'm wounded, I've lost two legs, but rather than aching because of my pain, I'm worried for my people. This must end, no one else should be in pain. There must be free and peaceful life in this country." REUTERS/Rodi Said SEARCH "MIDDLE EAST TRUMP" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.