Wider Image: Kurdish Women Battle Islamic State
A displaced Yazidi woman takes a nap in a room at a base for female Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters in Sinjar, March 10, 2015. Hanging on the wall are pictures of jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan (C), a Yazidi shrine and of PKK fighters who died in fighting. Women fighters at a PKK base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq, just like their male counterparts, have to be ready for action at any time. Smoke from the front line, marking their battle against Islamic State, which launched an assault on northern Iraq last summer, is visible from the base. Many of the women have cut links with their families back home; the fighters come from all corners of the Kurdish region. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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