File photo shows Kurdish women YPG fighters
File photo shows Kurdish women YPG fighters.

Damascus, 18 Jumadil Awwal 1436/9 March 2015 (MINA) –  ISIL Takfiri terrorists have killed a young German woman who was fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, UK-based monitoring group says.

The girl was killed during a battle for the Kurdish-held town of Tal Tamr in northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh, said the head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman on Sunday.

The German girl, whose name is yet to be released, is the third Westerner to die while fighting alongside Kurdish ranks in Syira, AFP reported, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, from Britain, and Ashley Johnston, from Australia both died during similar clashes in Hasakeh.

Around 7,000 women, who receive the same training as their male counterparts, fight for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Earlier on Sunday, the monitoring group reported that some 40 Kurdish forces and Takfiri militants were killed during the battle for Tal Tamr which started on Saturday.

Battle for Tal Tamr

The clashes erupted after ISIL militants attempted to overrun the strategic town.

“Fierce battles broke out during the past 24 hours around Tal Tamer… that killed 40 fighters,” Abdel Rahman said.

If the town falls into the hands of the militants they would gain access to the Iraqi border and the major Iraqi city of Mosul.

They would also gain control over a key road between the eastern part of Hasakah province and a city with the same name.

The ISIL militants, with members from several Western countries, control parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all ethnic and religious communities.  (T/P010/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)