"When they (ISIS) see a woman with a gun, they begin to shake. They portray themselves as tough guys to the world. They see women as just little things, but one of our women is worth a hundred of them."
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This is a female, Kurdish anti-ISIS fighter who appeared in a BBC report, she's believed to be nineteen-years-old. I'm not sure if she's dead or alive, and I'm not sure if her name really
is Ceylan Özalp, but when I saw her I was really taken by her beauty and her bravery. I felt the passion to draw her. To be honest, I cried when I read the initial reports that she died. It's funny . . . I follow ISIS very closely, and I know about the many horrible things they've done to people, but to hear the death of one person whom I felt a connection with was the most heartbreaking to me.
The Kurdish YPG and Peshmerga militias captured the city of Kobani from ISIS recently after months of fighting. For that I congratulate them and give even deeper reverence.