Kurdish YPJ woman sniper was filmed reacting after a bullet fired by an IS group in Raqqa
Raqqa,June29:A Kurdish YPJ (Women’s Protection Unit) sniper was filmed reacting after a bullet fired by an Islamic State (IS) group opponent narrowly missed her head.
The video was filmed in the IS “capital” of Raqqa as Kurdish and Syrian forces, backed by a US-led coalition, seek to force IS out.
The young woman is filmed laughing and exclaiming after her brush with death.
After she takes her own shot a chunk of the wall just behind her head explodes, showering the room with dust and plaster.
She immediately ducks down and laughs at her close brush with death – and is even seen sticking her tongue out sheepishly.
The footage, which has not been verified, was posted online by a Kurdish journalist embedded with the YPJ fighters.
The reporter, Hemze Hamza, tweeted: “Kurdish women know no fear.
“Your average human being would be scared for life after being so close to death but she kept laughing.”
The YPJ is an all-female Kurdish military branch of the of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to defend from attacks by ISIS militants, the Syrian government as well as Al Qaeda.
She then tells the men with her to stop filming, saying: “Enough, enough filming.”