In Assad's Syria, women a small, symbolic part of fighting force




 
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In Assad's Syria, women a small, symbolic part of fighting force
 
June 5th, 2013  
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In Assad's Syria, women a small, symbolic part of fighting force
(The identity of the journalist has been withheld for security reasons) BEIRUT (Reuters) - Walaa's parents used to force her to stay indoors, fearing for her safety in the war-torn city of Homs. Now she proudly walks the streets each day with a kalashnikov and camouflage uniform. For many women like Walaa, living in hard-hit areas loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, it is the first time in months they have been able to rejoin the outside world since Syria plummeted into civil war. ...

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