A Kurdish female sniper was almost killed on Tuesday when a sniper from the extremist organization in the city of Raqqa in the north of Syria whizzed past her.
The bullet missed her head by a few centimeters but she appeared unfazed. In fact, she did not let the incident bother her and laughed off what just happened.
As many as 7,000 young Kurdish women form the “Protection of Women” unit, which has been engaged in fighting against ISIS.
The sniper was exchanging fire with ISIS members when one shot was aimed at her head. However, the bullet missed the target and hit the wall behind her shoulder.
A video shared on social media shows the 20-year-old sniper talking to her colleagues in the YPJ unit, known as the women military wing, in the Democratic Union Party in Syria.
The news of the female Kurdish sniper was widely circulated worldwide, not only for her luck but also for her bravery. Fighting has intensified in Raqqa between ISIS and Syria’s Democratic Forces as well as between ISIS and Kurdish Syrian fighters.
The United Nations announced on Wednesday that more than 100,000 civilians are trapped in the city. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, has also expressed concern over their fate.