September 15, 2014

Iraq Honors It's First Anti-ISIS Female Tribal Leader

RIP Oumaya Naji al-Jabara.

In Arabic, “sheikh” is the title given to a tribal leader. But this time, Iraqis broke the rule when they granted the title, posthumously, to the country’s first female tribal head, Oumaya Naji al-Jabara.

Jabara was reportedly killed on June 22, following a battle with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in the western province of Salah al-Din.

The mother of four was not forgotten but rather honored when she was named named Iraq’s first woman tribal leader or “Sheikha” on Wednesday, according to the head of the Iraqi Tribal Affairs Office Marid Hasoun.[ More]

By Stable Hand at 01:13 PM | Comments |