A North Carolina mother of three has left her home and family to fight against ISIS in Iraq.

Gretchen Carlson reported on “The Real Story” today that Samantha Johnston, 25, of Emerald Isle, N.C., volunteered to serve with Kurdish Peshmerga troops. She is the only known American woman in Iraq involved in the fight against the terrorist group.

"It was my choice. It was something that I decided and prayed about," Johnston explained in an interview with WJZY-TV. "Luckily, my family – they don't support me being here – but they're being supportive, if that makes sense."

“I told them that I was leaving for a little while to help other little children."

Johnston previously served in the U.S. Army from 2008 to 2011. She has been with Peshmerga forces near the city of Kirkuk for more than two months.

Watch the “Real Story” video above and learn more about Johnston in the clip below.

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