'Angelina Jolie’ of Kurdistan killed in battle against ISIS
Asia Ramazan Antar, nicknamed as the ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’, died while fighting near Minbiç, a town recently liberated from ISIS control.
Damascus: A 22-year-old female fighter nicknamed the ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’ has reportedly been killed in a fight against global terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) near the Syrian-Turkey border, according to several international news websites.
According to reports, Asia Ramazan Antar died while fighting near Minbiç, a town recently liberated from ISIS control.
Norway-based Kurdish supporters ‘We want Freedom for Kurdistan’ had announced in a post on Facebook that Antar was killed while fighting ISIS.
However, other agencies reported that the young fighter was killed while fighting the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters.
Antar belonged to the Women’s Protection Units, a group of around 7-10,000 female fighters allied to the Democratic Union Party in the Kurdish region of Syria.
She had reportedly joined the group in 2014 and took part in several campaigns against the terror group.
Her social media pictures during the recent offensive on Manbij earned her the nickname of the ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’ because of her resemblance to the Hollywood actor.