Iraqi female politician killed fighting ISIS
So much for the stereotype of submissive, powerless Muslim women. Sounds like she took some ISIS assholes with her before she went. Added emphasis is mine.
External ImageStartling photographs of Umayyah Naji Jabara, an adviser to the governor of Salahuddin province, posing with a Kalashnikov rifle were posted online in tribute to her after her death.
The daughter of a prominent Sunni tribal leader killed by al-Qaeda seven years ago, she was said to have been wielding a rocket-propelled grenade launcher when she was hit by a sniper. […]
Her father, Sheikh Naji Jabara, was assassinated with a car bomb by al-Qaeda in Iraq, a forerunner of Isis, in 2007. He was the leader of a provincial branch of the so-called “Sahwa” or Awakening Councils, tribes which although Sunni eventually joined forces with American and British troops to take on the increasingly extremist insurgency in Sunni Iraq.
Her uncle, Abdullah, was also killed by Isis earlier this year while fighting to withstand an attack on the provincial council building in the major Salahuddin city of Samarra, home to an important Shia shrine. […]
Miss Jabara was the adviser on women’s affairs and social welfare to the governor of Salahuddin province. According to local reports, she had already killed a number of Isis fighters before she died. […]