Webpages affiliated to the Saudi armed groups fighting in Syria have published news of addition of a new female member to al-Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) whose name they said was “Nedi Maeidh al-Ghahtani”.
Many of foreign militants entered Syria with their families, especially those joining al-Qaeda-linked groups, but none of the women were in there to fight.
However considering the fact that Saudis do not approve women having any kind of public activity, not even letting them drive, presence of this female armed woman has caused fury among Saudi groups, while some other have welcomed it.
Many of them have criticized Ghahtani’s presence as being ‘against the rules’, saying that a woman can’t get out of the country without a close male companion.
Al-Qaeda-linked groups have been attracting militants from across the world to join their war on Syria.
The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.