Kurdish female volunteers guard wheat fields against jihadists threat
17 June 2020 | 11:00 am
Kurdish female volunteers, from the newly formed Community Protection Forces, guard wheat fields following threats by jihadists to burn the crops, during harvest season near the city of Rmeilan in Syria's northeastern Hasakah province.
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