Margaret George




Margaret George: (1941-1969)
An Assyrian Combat Woman

Margaret George joined the Kurdish resistance movement in northern Iraq in 1961 at the age of 20 and because of her bravery and leadership qualities, she was able, within a short period of time, to assert herself as a capable commander. Throughout her eight years of active combat service, she was to take part in numerous campaigns, notably the battle of Zawita Valley.

Margaret lost favor within the Kurdish leadership when it became clear to them that she had Assyrian higher interests in her heart. She was killed on the night of January 26, 1969 while asleep at the village of Kala-Komereyh.