The Driving Force Behind Syrian Kurdish Soldiers Fighting ISIS: Their Moms

The Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units via AP
The Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units via AP

As the Syrian Kurdish army, the YPG and YPJ, continues its fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), a battalion of fighters’ mothers man the kitchens and galleys, ensuring their armies do not go hungry.

“We came here willingly,” explained one mother. “We have volunteered for the sake of our sons in the battlefields. We are here to prepare food for them. They need food to continue to fight. We are doing everything we can to help them.”

Rudaw reported some of the mothers lost their children, but stayed behind to continue to feed those who survive. With smiles on their faces, the ladies cook massive amounts of stews and sauces in large stockpots.

“By preparing food for the YPG fighters we refresh our conscience because our sons are out there fighting,” stated another mother. “Today we are under stack by terrorists who came to Syria to fight us. Our sons are fighting for our freedom, for the freedom of the Kurdish people, the Arabs, the Assyrians, for the entire Syrian people.”

She continued, “They fight and wish to live a free democratic life like in other nations. All nations around the world have states and rights, but why are our people always oppressed and victimized? Today those people are being trained and raised to attack our people.”

At the end of the video, the young fighters line up to thank a cook for the food. The men then take the huge pots and load them on trucks to transport it to fighters in the field.

Kurdish fighters are slowly retaking lands captured by the sadistic terrorist group. In northern Syria, Kurdish authorities passed a one-week curfew in areas in Raqqa province. The YPG fighter fought off the terrorists in 11 villages just north of Raqqa, which militants declared as the capital of their Caliphate.