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The portrait behind the cover / Haaretz

The portrait of Rojin Jiyan ( 24 ) a Kurdish PKK fighter from Rojhelat in Iran which I took last october in the outskirts of Kirkuk northern Iraq is on the cover of a printed booklet summarizing annual photography published by Haaretz Newspaper Photo Blog ( edited by Daniel Tchetchik ) My sources in Iraq say "Rojin is fine and is battling in another front line against ISIS at this moment".

Click following links to read an article about the role of women in the fight against ISIS which was published in The Conversation research media and Le Monde diplomatique to read about the Iranian region from which Rojin Jiyan came from.

Narrated slideshow by Daniella Cheslow - McClatchy Foreign Staff.

Full TV documentary by Itai Anghel. ( 2nd video camera & still photos Eddie Gerald )

Click here

All Images © Eddie Gerald

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