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 Asia Ramazan “Viyan” Antar

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Asia Ramazan “Viyan” Antar

Birth
Qamishli District, Al-Hasakah, Syria
Death 30 Aug 2016 (aged 18–19)
Manbij District, Aleppo, Syria
Burial Lost at War
Memorial ID 194621062 View Source
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Kurdish Women's Protection Units Fighter who died battling the Islamic State. Her face has been used by Western Media as a feminist symbol in the fight against ISIS, but members of her unit and the armed forces in general have disavowed and expressed dismay at the title Western Media placed upon Asia, therefore I will not repeat it here.
She participated in five battles before being killed. Asia was a machine gunner and team-leader. According to sources in two years she lost six cousins and an uncle to the Islamic State. She served with the YPG from 2015 until her death in 2016.

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