I am impressed by this woman.

She's a grandma and a housewife and is one of the most feared anti-Islamic State fighters in Syria.

Her name is Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily and she has survived six assassination attempts by her mortal enemies.

Her hatred of Islamic State (Isis) flows from the fact they killed her husband earlier this year and previously killed her father and three brothers.


Al-Jumaily said her son-in-law was also executed by Isis - after they cut off his hands and feet.

The hatred Isis has for her comes from the fact this woman leads a force of 70 militia in Shirqat, near Mosul, and any of their fighters she captures meet a rather gruesome end.

Al-Jumaily chops off and cooks their heads. The 39-year-old said: "I fought them, I beheaded them, I cooked their heads, I burned their bodies."

Then she posts graphic photos of her work on Facebook.

They include an image of her carrying a severed head; another of two heads in a pot; and one showing her standing over headless, burnt bodies.

"Six times they tried to assassinate me. I have shrapnel in my head and legs, my ribs were broken, but all that didn't stop me from fighting."

She has survived car bombs placed outside her home "but all that didn't stop me from fighting".

All I can say that revenge may be a dish best served cold but, in Al-Jumaily's case, she obviously prefers it steaming hot.


EVERY police officer around the world who thinks his or her only job is to catch bad guys should take a leaf out of an Ohio State Highway Patrol officer's book.

A routine police stop begins the story as a state trooper pulled over the driver of a speeding car to the side of the road.

When he ran a check on the driver, Troy Ross, the officer discovered the young man was not only driving on a suspended licence, but also had a warrant out for his arrest.

Ross was arrested and his car was due to be towed from the scene.

That reduced him to tears as he had been on his way to his mother's house after learning his teenage sister had been killed in a car crash.

His emotional pain was noted by Sergeant David Robison when he arrived on the scene.

Ross wrote what happened next on Facebook.
"I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He reaches over and began crying over me and my family."

Then Robison offered to drive Ross the 160km to meet his cousin in Detroit.

Ross continued: "Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy. He gave me hope.

"It was just so overwhelming. They were trying to help us."

That random act of kindness has been shared more than 133,000 times on Facebook.
Clearly that police sergeant realised what his job actually is about ... looking after members of the community no matter who they are.