“You’ll shoot your eye out” almost took a grave meaning for a young Kurdish YPJ fighter. YPJ is a Women’s Protection Unit that is backed by our U.S.-led coalition to battle the Islamic State (IS).
Footage comes from battle in the IS capital of Raqqa.
After the near death moment with an opposing ISIS sniper, she nervously laughs but tells the camera guy to stop filming. She’s saying, “Enough, enough filming”.
On one level, it’s easy to chuckle at this young lady (just look at her foot-wear).
BUT then again, we don’t live in a day-to-day world where we fear and have to fight for our lives.