An astonishing video showing a Kurdish sniper laughing after a bullet fired by an ISIS terrorist narrowly misses her head has emerged online.
The YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) sharpshooter is seen taking aim through a window during fighting in Raqqa, the terror group’s besieged Syrian stronghold.
After she takes her own shot, a chunk of the wall just behind her head explodes, showering the room with dust and plaster.
She immediately ducks down and laughs at her close brush with death — and is even seen sticking her tongue out sheepishly.
The footage, which has not been verified, was posted online by a Kurdish journalist embedded with the YPJ fighters.
The reporter, Hemze Hamza, tweeted: “Kurdish women know no fear. Your average human being would be scared for life after being so close to death but she kept laughing.”
The YPJ is an all-female Kurdish military branch of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units to defend from attacks by ISIS militants, the Syrian government as well as al Qaeda.
The group played a critical role in rescuing the thousands of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar by ISIS fighters in 2014.
The organization currently has an estimated 7,000 volunteer fighters between the ages of 18 and 40.
A US-led coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters in their assault on the Islamic State in its de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.
By Sam Webb, The Sun