Over 50 female volunteers in Syria join National Defense Forces

Syrian women in the national army

More than 50 female volunteers in Syria have joined the "National Defense Forces" (NDF) which was founded by the Syrian government to alleviate the shortage of soldiers during the long-lasting war in the country.

The female volunteers in the NDF were selected under a series of strict standards, because the number of women applying for enrollment had been much larger than expected, according to the female soldier unit command.

The training courses of the female soldiers are different according to their physical condition. Common female soldiers learned mine clearance and reconnaissance, while some other stronger female soldiers would receive combat drills for two months, and fought on the frontline to implement military strikes against the terrorist and extremist groups.

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