The deceased body of a Kurdish female fighter was defiled in an Afrin battle. Who was she and what was she fighting for? Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters in military fatigues can be seen swarming the corpse, groping the pockets of her jeans. Barin Kobani and her brother Ahmed, who saw the graphic video online before learning that it was his younger sister. In desperation, he called around hoping it was someone else with the same name. In agony, he delivered the news to the family. They believed Barin, 27, was killed on February 3 fighting in a village outside Afrin, but the footage did not surface on the Internet until several days later. Barin Kobani's family: sisters, mother and brothers mourning her death in Kobani, Syria. What these girls had survived gave her the confidence to do more. She was so dedicated to her role that her family rarely were able to see her, but by chance around a year before her death saw her passing in a vehicle in the Afrin streets and flagged her down.
ANALYSIS | The horrifying sexual violence they face
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It highlights the way Syrian government, under the control of Bashar al-Assad, systematically used rape and sexual violence as a tool to victimize and humiliate its perceived enemies. The stories in the report, written after interviews with more than people, document a terrifying and systematic pattern of sexual abuse by the government during house raids, at checkpoints and in detention centers. One security officer told me to go to my room and he followed me in. In some instances, women and girls recounted being raped outside or forced to walk naked in the streets in front of tanks. Some women who resisted were killed, or were forced to watch their relatives die.
Wars that threaten human life and nature by definition lead to deaths, injuries, mass migration movements and collapse of society as a final result. The recent events in Syria represent the most tragic example in this respect. Disproportionate uses of force by the Syrian government against the civil commotion, which started with peaceful protests in March , initially provoked the war and then caused the loss of hundred of thousands of lives and the displacement of millions of people.
It was to be the start of an exciting tour of the Middle East—a break from their dull, middle-class life in Kurla West. At least, that is what her husband had told her. The family spent three months in the country, before they packed their bags for Turkey. In Istanbul, they checked into a hotel room.