Everyone knows that the foes of the Islamic State are all moderates, right? Good thing we have moderates like this on our side, eh? Just not all that close, please! “Kurdish female fighter in suicide attack on Isil amid fighting for key Syria town,” AFP, October 5, 2014 (thanks to Maxwell):
A female Kurdish fighter carried out a suicide bomb attack against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists outside a key Syrian town on Sunday night, a monitoring group said.
The woman, named on social media as Arin Mirkan, reportedly blew herself up at an Isil position east of the border town of Kobane, killing a number of jihadists who have surrounded and are battling to seize it.
It was the first reported instance of a female Kurdish fighter carrying out a suicide bombing against Isil, which has itself often favoured the tactic, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The attack came as Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes battled Isil jihadists for control of the town on the Turkish border on Sunday.
Isil fighters had seized part of the strategic Mishtenur hill overlooking the town of Kobane late on Saturday, a monitor said, but their progress was slowed by new strikes from the coalition of Washington and Arab allies.
A Kobane local official, Idris Nahsen, said Isil fighters were less than a mile from the town, and that air strikes alone were not enough to stop them….