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Female fighters take on Islamic State in Syria

Dec 13, 2015 - 3:20 PM

Women from the Syriac Christian minority form a battalion against the terror group

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY DELIL SOULEIMAN - Syriac Christian women, members of the battalion called the "Female Protection Forces of the Land Between the Two Rivers" fighting the Islamic State group, take part in a training on December 1, 2015 at their camp in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, near the Syrian-Turkish border (aka Kabre Hyore in Syriac, and Tirbespi in Kurdish). The 50 graduates that counts the battalion are following in the footsteps of Syria's other main female force battling the jihadists -- the women of the YPJ, the female counterpart to the Kurdish People's Protection Units or YPG. AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN

Former boxer Holly Holm set for UFC debut in December

Oct 12, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Holm will square off against UFC Season 18 alumna Raquel Pennington

Former boxer Holly Holm inks UFC contract

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Prized female fighter Holly Holm decides to sign multi fight deal with UFC after months of back and forth negotiations

RING TO OCTAGON. Holly Holm is taking her fighting talents to UFC. Photo from Holm's Facebook page