Libyan Women Prepare for Combat

Women have long participated in warfare, despite assumptions that war has been a predominantly masculine activity.

Some Libyan women are now preparing for combat to support Qaddafi’s regime. Civil conflicts, such as the Libyan war, often present possibilities for women to participate more directly in warfare than other types of conflicts.

The Washington Post reports on the Libyan female combatants.

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