Here's How The Kurdish Peshmerga's Female Fighters Prepare For Battle Against ISIS + Photos

As fighting continues to rage between ISIS and its enemies in Iraq and Syria, the female soldiers fighting within the Kurdish Peshmerga have gained increasing prominence.

As fighting continues to rage between ISIS and its enemies in Iraq and Syria, the female soldiers fighting within the Kurdish Peshmerga have gained increasing prominence.

Unlike many neighboring militaries in the Middle East, the Peshmerga allow women into their military force. Female Kurds serve on the front lines alongside their male companions. Women are able to climb the leadership ladder of the Peshmerga too, although they are capped at the level of regiment commander.

The military force also plays a strong role in helping to combat the practice of honor killings, and the organization encourages the education of women —  fighters have to be literate in order to join the force.

Below are images of female fighters taking part in combat training before being deployed against ISIS.

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