The female fighter was a member of the PKK - a Kurdish militant group considered by Nato to be a terrorist organisation. Turkey has long fought against Kurdish insurgents in the south and east of the country and has been carrying out airstrikes on Kurdish targets it claims are linked to the PKK over the border in Iraq. Many believe that Turkey's long delay before eventually agreeing to carry out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq because it fears Kurdish forces being strengthened by ISIS' losses. Hostilities between Kurdish militants and Turkish forces have grown since Turkey began carrying out airstrikes on suspected PKK linked groups in Syria and Iraq. As a result, the PKK has strengthened its campaign in southern and eastern Turkey, with a total of people - including 13 civilians - believed to have been killed in little over a month.
Naked corpse of female Kurdish militant killed by Turkey's special forces is leaked online
British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria
The videos, which were posted on Saturday by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, have caused an unusual uproar in a war in which hard-to-watch footage has been a regular feature. The head of the rights group, Rami Abdul Rahman, said on Monday that he had obtained the videos from one of the fighters pictured in them, who identified the group as part of the Free Syrian Army. That the object of abuse was a partly naked woman added to the outrage, with some commentators saying that even the Islamic State would not have behaved as badly. The Turkish government, military and official media did not initially comment on the episode.
Family of Kurdish female fighter seen naked, mutilated in graphic viral video speaks out
Syria A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Seven other Britons have died in the country while fighting alongside the groups.
Who was she and what was she fighting for? Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters in military fatigues can be seen swarming the corpse, groping the pockets of her jeans. Barin Kobani and her brother Ahmed, who saw the graphic video online before learning that it was his younger sister. In desperation, he called around hoping it was someone else with the same name. In agony, he delivered the news to the family.
Speaking into an established narrative though. Love both my light and dark skinned black folk, but let’s not act like there isn’t a long established practice in both media and elsewhere of favoring light skin while excluding, demeaning, and shaming dark skin, there’s no urgent need for light skin representation. It’s why you generally don’t see whites crying discrimination about BET and Telemundo when the overwhelming majority of media reflects their lives and their world view. Where’s the hunger when you’ve already been fed?