Margaret joined the ranks of Peshmerga at the age of 20 in 1960, and quickly asserted herself among her male comrades and was given a leading position in important battles such as the battle of Zawita Valley - which began her legend. Circumstances that lead to her early death are still disputed. After her assassination, many Kurds bestowed the revered title of Daya Kurdistan (Mother of Kurdistan) upon her as well as legendary tales of combat with her talisman as a symbol of the Kurdish resistance.
Tales of her bravery echoed throughout Kurdistan, encouraging hundreds of men and women to join the resistance and carry-on the legacy she ignited.
A major motion picture entitled "Killing Margret" is currently being developed by, writer & director, George G. Edwards, Margaret"s nephew, and is set to be released in 2016.