German woman killed fighting ISIS in Syria

By REUTERS
March 9, 2015 15:15

BEIRUT - A German woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria was killed over the weekend in clashes with the militant Islamic State group, Kurdish officials said on Monday.

The Kurdish forces, backed by US air strikes and local rebel fighters, have been battling Islamic State in northern Syria after the al Qaeda offshoot captured large tracts of land along the border with Turkey.

The woman, Ivana Hoffmann, was killed in a village near the town of Tel Tamr in northeastern Syria, Kurdish official Nasir Haj Mansour said. She had joined female Kurdish fighting units, known as the YPJ, two to three months ago, he said.

Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish PYD party in Europe, confirmed she had died over the weekend.


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