For the first time during this six year long Syrian Conflict, a British woman has joined the Kurdish-led “Woman’s Protection Units” (YPG) in northern Syria.
Kimberly Taylor, a 27 year old Sandhurst trainee from Liverpool, joined the YPJ last year and spent almost 11 months studying regional politics, battlefield tactics, and the Kurdish language at one of the YPJ’s military academies.
Taylor told the Guardian newspaper during an interview this week that she is willing to die fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Syria.
“I’m willing to give my life for this. It’s for the whole world, for humanity and all oppressed people, everywhere,” Taylor claimed.
“It’s not just [IS’s] killing and raping. It’s systematic mental and physical torture on a scale we can’t imagine,” the British YPJ fighter added.