Baghdadi appoints Saudi female fighter to new all female ISIS battalion in Syria.
Baghdadi appoints ISIS female fighter to new all female battalion in Syria. (AA).
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdad has reportedly appointed a female
Saudi fighter to head up a new battalion in northeastern Syria,
according to an activist.
who joined the group in 2013, used to lead the Khansa battalion in the
militants’ de facto capital of Raqqa, located in Syria. She will now
lead a new branch of the all-female fighting unit in Hasakeh, the
activist told the Arabic website of Al Arabiya News Channel.
– who has not been seen in public or photographed since 2014 – met with
Qahtani twice in a meeting with other ISIS leaders. She is seen as
having a strong character, the activist said.
female fighter “is now present in Hasakah… and she plays a prominent
role on the level of communicating with foreign fighters,” he also said.
left to Syria in Dec. 2013 and pledged the oath of allegiance to
In one of her tweets, she revealed her intentions to become a
suicide bomber, and called on women to encourage their husbands and sons
to join ISIS.