New Recruit

Photographer's Name
Erin Trieb

A young YPJ recruit arrives to the training base for her first day of induction and training near Derek City, Syria. The YPJ schedule is demanding; discipline driven; soldiers in training get 6 hours of sleep a night and wake up at 4 AM to begin physical training. Afterwards, thy have a full schedule of drills and classroom lessons. Before joining the YPJ many of the girls had never previously participated in physical activity or exercise.

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