‘Angelina Jolie of Kurdistan’ Antar dies fighting ISIS


Asia Ramazan Antar,a female fighter dubbed the “Angelina Jolie of Kurdistan” because of her looks has reportedly died to fight ISIS near Minbic, a town on the Syrian-Turkey border.

Antar — born in Al-Qamishli, a city that lies in north-eastern Syria on the border with Turkey.

Asia Ramazan Antar has been killed she reportedly tried to stop an attack by three Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide car bombers.

Her death has yet to be officially verified.


The 22-year-old Antar’s death was announced on the ‘We want Freedom For Kurdistan’ Facebook page which announced that she was ‘martyred in a battle against Daesh’.She joined the all-female Women’s Protection Unit, Yekineyen Parastina Jin (YPJ) in 2014.

The YPJ is a branch of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG),it has all female brigades.