|Militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq in a June file photo. AP|
Israeli media reports a Canadian-born woman who served in the Israeli military has joined a Kurdish militia fighting the Islamic State group.
Channel 10 TV reported Tuesday that Gill Rosenberg travelled to Iraq about 10 days ago.
The 31 year-old has served in the Israeli military and had previously worked as a pilot in Canada, it said. The station said she spent time in a U.S prison for her part in a phone scam.
Speaking in Hebrew to Israel Radio she said she contacted the fighters on Facebook. “I was with the guerrillas in the mountains for a few days and then I crossed the border,” she said.
Facebook photos show pictures of her in Israeli army uniform in Jerusalem and what media said were her selfies taken in Iraq.