NEWS DESK – Minbic (Manbij) Military Council member Xaliya Nîmet who spoke to ANHA told that women undertake a leading role within the body of the Minbic Military Council. She said women have a strong participation in the Operation Martyr Commander Faysal Abu Layla, and fight against the ISIS on the front lines.
Xaliya Nîmet pointed out that women’s participation in the ranks of the Military Council increased not before but after the beginning of the operation to liberate Minbic. Nîmet stated that more than 150 women are currently fighting in the ranks of the Military Council and more are joining the battle every day. She noted that they are preparing to form a women’s battalion at the moment as Minbic women will be mounting self-defense from now on.
Xaliya Nîmet pointed out that they were influenced and inspired by the YPJ combatants that supported the Operation Martyr Commander Faysal Abu Layla, adding; “We take strength from YPJ fighters when we see them on the battlefield. Minbic women are joining the ranks of the Manbij Military Council thanks to the resistance waged by YPJ combatants.”
Xaliya Nîmet called upon all the women in and around Manbij to join the Minbic Military Council to defend themselves.