This first artifact is a Kurdish fighter painting YPG on a brick wall with his own blood. In English it stands for the peoples protection units. Attached was a message that said “patriots blood is the seed of Freedoms tree.” The second artifact really caught my eye (found here). This second artifact talks about YPJ, which is the womens protection unit. Composed of all women, these soldiers report ISIS being scared of them. It is said that if ISIS dies at a womens hand, they will not go to heaven, therefore they run away. For a caliphate that is trying to stretch further, the YPJ may be a decisive blow. Maybe they should be more inclusive and they would have economic prosperity.