The Republic of Kurdistan
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Growing Number of Kurdish Women Join PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces

A growing number of Kurdish women have joined PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces. They have joined PDKI’s Peshmerga forces to take part in the resistance against the Islamic Republic of Iran and to defend the Kurdish people.

Since PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces returned to their former bases in the border area between eastern (Iranian) and southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan in May of 2015, an increasing number of young Kurdish men and women have joined the ranks of PDKI.

Since 1993, when PDKI left the Qandil Mountains and moved its bases into the heartland of southern Kurdistan, new recruits were trained in locations outside of the party’s traditional strongholds. With the gradual consolidation of the PDKI Peshmerga Forces in the Qandil mountains since last summer, a growing number of Kurdish activists have joined the Peshmerga Forces.

The people of Kurdistan are hopeful about the return of PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces to their traditional strongholds. Recent developments in the Middle East and increased oppression of the Kurdish people by the Islamic Republic of Iran have once again highlighted the strategic importance of PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces in the struggle against the Islamist regime in Iran.