LGBT soldiers are going after ISIS in Syria

LGBT soldiers are going after ISIS in Syria

"The images of gay men being thrown off roofs and stoned to death by Daesh was not something we could idly watch".

It comprises LGBT+ fighters from around the world who have been drawn to Syria to exact revenge from members of the so-called caliphate, which has persecuted gay and trans people remorselessly.

The International Revolutionary People's Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) became the first anarchist battalion to join the movement for Kurdish liberation in May, citing social revolution and women's liberation as a key factor in their formation.

In the face of some claims that the unit may not even "exist", the group on Wednesday reaffirmed that it does, but a spokesperson for the IRPGF, speaking to Newsweek, seemed to corroborate Bali's statement, suggesting the SDF had no idea that the announcement about the unit was coming on Monday.

A new military unit is all set to fight against the ISIS in Syria to eradicate the terrorist group.

Numbers in TQILA are not known, nor is the proportion of LGBT fighters within the unit.

An IRPGF spokesman, Heval Rojhilat, said this week that they were already fighting in Raqqa, and that many of their comrades were within the LGBT community.

However, Rojhilat did say that "many of our comrades are within the LGBT*QI+ community".

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Now there is a new unit for the militant group to be scared of.

Announced on Twitter, the group shows volunteer freedom fighters holding up their group's message, their logo (an anarchist symbol, a gun on a pink background), and the rainbow Pride flag in Raqqa.

Pinkwashing is an accusation often directed at the Israeli government, which emphasizes its supposed good record on LGBT rights while simultaneously violating Palestinian rights.

Their statement said that there is a "revolution in Rojava", a semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria where the Kurds have reportedly formed a military force that treats women as equals (something not seen in many world militaries).

While foreign fighters can afford to promote themselves as an LGBT unit for a political goal, most LGBT Syrians continue to face an uphill battle for their rights, and such "pinkwashing" arguably does nothing to help them in practice.

In a statement released on Twitter, TQILA announced its intention to "smash the gender binary and advance the women's revolution, as well as the broader gender and sexual revolution". Mustafa Bali, who identifies himself as the director of the Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces, posted this to his Facebook page late on Tuesday.

"Queer liberation! Death to rainbow capitalism!"

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