The fourth female military battalion was formed in Western Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) today. It was formed in Qamislo (Al-Qamisli), the capital city of Western Kurdistan. The other three battalions are in Derika Hemko (Al-Malikiyah), Efrin (Afrin) and Dirbesi (Al-Darbasiyah). The battalions are part of the Women Protection Units (YPJ). YPJ works alongside People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the defense of Western Kurdistan.