North Carolina mom leaves kids behind to fight against ISIS
Samantha Johnston, 25, left the U.S to join Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq
EMERALD Isle, NORTH CAROLINA - An Army veteran and mother of three has joined forces with the Peshmerga troops in Northern Iraq to battle ISIS.
Samantha Johnston, 25, a mother of three children, told the Daily Caller she left everything behind to fight the Islamic state.
"I decided to come fight because I felt like it was my duty," she told the publication.
Pictures of Johnston, a divorced mother of a five year-old and three-year-old twins, carrying a rifle and wearing military fatigues have been circulating on Kurdish news sites.
According to her military record Johnston served in the US Army from 2008-2011 as a geospatial engineer.
"These children here who are homeless, orphaned; mothers and sisters have been raped and sold, fathers who have been killed, they are suffering, and I knew that I couldn't just sit and do nothing," Johnston said in an interview with the DC.
Samantha Johnston, a 25-year-old mom from North Carolina has left her kids behind to travel to Iraq to fight against ISIS. FACEBOOK/SAMANTHA JAY
According to her US Army Record Samantha Lois Jay Johnston served from 2008-2011 as a geospatial engineer. FACEBOOK/SAMANTHA JAY
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