Kurdish Fighters Enjoy A Moment Of Happiness In Traditional Dance, Including American Soldier [VIDEO]

Kurdish Fighters Enjoy A Moment Of Happiness In Traditional Dance, Including American Soldier [VIDEO]

I can certainly understand why Kurdish fighters would be dancing in the streets and celebrating after defeating ISIS and taking Raqqa in Syria back. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces were celebrating as well in Mosul after the second largest city in Iraq was won back from ISIS. The Kurds even included an American soldier in their festivities and taught him the Halay dance. Looks like a good time was had by all. It’s just tragic that those two great cities are now all but destroyed because of Islamic terrorists.

ISIS and their hated Caliphate are all but defeated now in Iraq and are on the run in Syria. But they are like cockroaches. They will hide and regroup. They may even change their name, but they’ll be back. On their way out, they are destroying all the mosques. Why? Well, because now they expect Iran’s forces to sweep in to take control and they want to destroy their places of worship. Now, the Kurds will have to fight Iran as well and by default, Russia. It’s a mess. But it’s nice that happy moments like this one can be had, no matter how fleeting.

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While Iraqi forces were celebrating the defeat of Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, unique video footage emerged showing Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) literally dancing to victory over ISIS in Raqqa, the capital of the quickly-shrinking self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria.

Male and female fighters of the Kurdish Yekineyen Parastina Gel (YPG) militia, which makes up the bulk of the SDF forces, can be seen dancing the “Halay,” a ritual dance that is customarily performed before every departure to the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State.

In one of the videos, four female YPG fighters can be seen dancing the Halay with male comrades, while another Kurdish soldier aims his gun around the corner of a building.

In another video, Kurdish SDF fighters try to teach an American volunteer the steps of the Halay dance.

The Kurds are fierce fighters and they are the strongest force on the ground against ISIS. Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, a senior adviser to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford, stated in April that the Kurds of the SDF are some of the best fighting partners the US military has ever seen. “Talking to some of our special operators (which are embedded with the SDF), in their opinion, (the SDF) was some of the best partnered forces they have ever been with,” Troxwell said. “You could tell they have a good (command) climate, that commanders are engaged and they are a disciplined force.”

The Kurds are 50,000 strong and are composed of both men and women, from a variety of non-Muslim factions. Last week, they retook 28 square miles of territory from ISIS in the Raqqa Province and 35 percent of Raqqa’s Old City under their control. On Monday, the SDF also moved forward towards the east Syrian town of Deir ez-Zur, which is still controlled by ISIS and is being besieged by the Iranian-Russian-led pro-Assad coalition. This is probably an effort to stop Iran from establishing a land corridor from the Iranian border in the Nineveh Province east of Mosul via the Iraqi-Syrian border and the Syrian desert to the Mediterranean Sea and the Golan Heights in Israel.

The dancing will have to be put on hold as the Kurds fight on and on and on. But they are pushing ISIS out and killing them as they go. Let us hope they are as successful with Iran and Assad’s forces. It’s a war that never ends and has biblical overtones.


Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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