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Behind the Scenes with Controversial Female Militia Commander Hunting ISIS Fighters

After ISIS was military defeated, local militias began searching for fugitives, meting out an uncompromising form of justice on captured enemy fighters and their alleged civilian collaborators who came into their hands.

Unusually, its commander was a 40-year-old woman, Wahida Mohamed al-Jumaily, who’s also known as Um Hanadi. She and her 80-man force had played a key role in driving ISIL out of the area and had since shown their utter determination to keep it that way.

Both intrigued and disturbed by some of the stories about Wahida’s ferocity that were circulating on the internet, Dutch journalist Tom Kleijn went to meet her.

Read more at Al Jazeera

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