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Peshmerga: Women Warriors of Kurdistan 

The Kurds have been fighting for their own country and basic human rights since it was divided after World War 1, into 4 parts: Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. All of the occupying countries and the ethnicities (Arabs, Persians and Turks) have committed major genocides and massacres against the Kurdish nation. A few of these major genocides and massacres were:



Zilan Massacre
Year: 1930
Carried out by: Turkey
Target: Kurdish Civilians
Casualties: 47,000 killed

Dersim Massacre
Year: 1937-1938
Carried out by: Turkey
Target: Kurdish Civilians
Casualties: 70,000 Kurdish civilians murdered

Poison Gas Attack on Halabja
Date: 16 March 1988
Carried out by: The Iraqi Arab Regime
General: Ali Chemicali (Sentenced to death by a Kurdish Judge from Halabja in 2007)
Target: Kurdish Civilians
Casualties: 5,000 Kurds killed within a few minutes, tens of thousands wounded

Al-Anfal Campaign
(Officially recognized as a Genocide)
Year: 1986-1989
Carried out by: The Iraqi Arab Regime
Leader: Saddam Hussein (Sentenced to death by a Kurdish Judge)
Target: Kurdish Civilians
Casualties:
- 5,000 villages destroyed
- 182,000 Kurdish civilians buried alive, shot, starved or tortured to death

Qamishli Massacre
Year: 2004
Carried out by: The Syrian Arab Regime (Assad)
Target: Kurdish Civilians
Casualties: 100 Kurdish civilians murdered

Persian Islamist Campaign
Year: 2008
Carried out by: Khamenei - Iranian Regime
Target: Kurdish Civilians
Casualties: 10,000 Kurdish civilians hanged


Kurdish women have always played an important role in Kurdish culture. In times of peace, and in times of war. They are respected and carry important responsibilities in Kurdish economics, militarily and politics.

This is a trailer for a short documentary about the Kurdish Peshmerga Warriors in the Southern Part (Liberated Part) of Greater Kurdistan.

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Added: Aug-24-2013 Occurred On: Aug-24-2013
By: burn_khameneis_beard
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Tags: kurd, kurds, kurdish, kurdistan, peshmerga, ypg, barzani, erdogan, fsa, saa, war, middle east, freedom, liberation
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq (load item map)
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