Arin Mirkan

Arin Mirkan was a commander in the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) who died fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the Siege of Kobanî on October 5, 2014. She fought on Mishtanour Hill with Rojda Felat, who later became the general commander of the YPJ. On the hill, Mirkan killed herself, along with numerous ISIL fighters, with explosives. The incident was the first known case of a YPJ fighter carrying out a suicide attack.


Arin Mirkan was a commander in the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) who died fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the Siege of Kobanî on October 5, 2014. She fought on Mishtanour Hill with Rojda Felat, who later became the general commander of the YPJ. On the hill, Mirkan killed herself, along with numerous ISIL fighters, with explosives. The incident was the first known case of a YPJ fighter carrying out a suicide attack.
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