A Canadian woman and soldier who has been fighting Isis in Syria has said they are “a thorn in the side” and a “knuckle-dragging pigs” in combat.
Hanna Bohman, who also goes by the name Tiger Sun, joined the female fighting battalion of a Kurdish nationalist force in Iraq in March last year.
From her experience of fighting the extremist group, Ms Bohman said the West’s perception of Isis as a powerful force is misleading.”They’re not some giant, holy juggernaut of ultimate damnation for unbelievers,” she told Business Insider. “They’re just a bunch of filthy, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging pigs who run away at the first sign of resistance.”
“Really nothing more than a thorn in the side.”
The 46-year-old solider, who was a model and sales clerk in Vancouver before making the move, also said the majority of her time was not spent in battle but sleeping and being on-guard. “It’s not what people expect,” she told Business Insider. “We’re not constantly locked in a life or death battle with bullets and mortars flying back and forth.”
She also said the most pressing issue was not Isis itself, but who Isis works for.
-more at Independent