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The Free Women's Units (Kurdish: Yekîneyên Jinên Azad ên Star), shortened from the Kurdish name as YJA STAR, is the women's military wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

Free Women's Units
Yekîneyên Jinên Azad ên Star (YJA STAR)
Dates of operation2004–present[1]
Active region(s)Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran
IdeologyDemocratic confederalism
StatusOngoing war with Turkey, after ceasefire ended.[3][4] [4][5]
Websitewww.yjastar.com
Former flag of the YJA STAR

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  1. ^ "Interview with the World's First Army of Women: YJA-STAR". Machorka. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Jongerden, Joost. "Rethinking Politics and Democracy in the Middle East" (PDF). Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ "War against Isis: PKK commander tasked with the defence of Syrian Kurds claims 'we will save Kobani'". The Independent. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "BREAKING: HPG operation in Sinjar; 20 ISIS dead". Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ "ANF – Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê". Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.