"Rather than fall into the Islamists' hands, Miss Ozalp is said to have used her final bullet to take her own life"

Reports of Miss Ozalp’s suicide have not been independently verified, but come just weeks after she said she would rather kill herself than fall into the hands of the Islamic State.

In an interview with the BBC last month to discuss the role female Kurdish fighters play in combating terrorist group, she said: ‘We’re not scared of anything. We’ll fight to the last. We’d rather blow ourselves up than be captured by ISIS.’