11/11/2014 03:56 EST | Updated 01/11/2015 05:59 EST

Gill Rosenberg, Canadian-Israeli Woman, Joins Kurdish Militia Fighting ISIL


JERUSALEM - 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, from White Rock B.C., 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.

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