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Fighting ISIS

Joanna Palani made headlines worldwide when her role fighting ISIS in the Syrian Conflict was revealed.

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At the age of 18, she left college in Copenhagen to travel to the Middle East to join the all-female brigade of the Kurdish Militia.

"I knew that I was going to keep going forward until a bullet stopped me," Palani told Pat Kenny.

"Preparing my CV"

Palani explained how she attended training camps in Kurdistan before heading to Syria to ensure they would take her on board.

                                               File picture of the Syrian flag

 

“I made sure I prepared my CV, so I knew they couldn’t reject me.”

Listen to the full interview below:

The woman who fought ISIS

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