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A Canadian woman has become the first foreign female to join the Kurds battling the Islamic State in Syria, a report has revealed.
Gill Rosenberg, 31, was interviewed on Israel Radio where she said she had traveled to Iraq, was training with Kurdish guerrillas and would go into combat in neighboring Syria.
The station did not name their interviewee, who spoke North American-accented Hebrew, but a source involved in the report identified her as Rosenberg.
‘They (the Kurds) are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really,’ Rosenberg said, explaining why she joined up after contacting the guerrillas over the Internet.
Rosenberg, a civil aviation pilot, enlisted in an Israeli army search-and-rescue unit before being arrested in 2009. She was then extradited to the United States where she was jailed over an international phone scam, one of her former lawyers said.
A source in the Kurdistan region with knowledge of the issue said Rosenberg was the first foreign woman to join YPG, the Kurds’ dominant fighting force in northern Syria.
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