Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Women Assert A Role In Syria's Rebel Forces

Female Fighters Take to YouTube, but Their Combat Role Remains Unclear -- New York Times

A Free Syrian Army brigade recently posted a video to announce its formation that was typical in every way but one: the leader of the ragtag group of armed men was a young veiled woman with the voice of a martinet. Other videos show rebel brigades made up entirely of women, wearing conservative dress and heavily armed, vowing to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has ruled for four decades. However, it is not known how frequently female rebels actually serve in combat roles.

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My Comment: This video is further proof that everyone in Syria is now involved in the civil war. My prediction .... this civil war still has a long way to go before it is finished, and I do expect casualty rates to continue to soar to the high hundreds per day in a few months.

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