In Pictures: Women Warriors Across the World

Women across the world have fought many wars. Here are the images of some of them while in full battle gear. 

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<!--EndFragment-->An Israeli soldier of the Caracal battalion stands next to backpacks after finishing a 20-kilometre march in Israel’s Negev desert, near Kibbutz Sde Boker, marking the end of their training, May 29, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
<!--EndFragment-->A female pro-Russian rebel stands on a truck as she gets ready to take position near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during a fight with Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
A female pro-Russian rebel stands on a truck as she gets ready to take position near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during a fight with Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->A female member of the ‘Mother Aisha’ battalion receives instructions as she holds a rifle during military training in Aleppo, Syria. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
A female member of the ‘Mother Aisha’ battalion receives instructions as she holds a rifle during military training in Aleppo, Syria. (Photo: Reuters)
Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan’s only female war-ready fighter pilot, climbs up to a Chinese-made F-7PG fighter jet at Mushaf base in Sargodha, north Pakistan, June 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan’s only female war-ready fighter pilot, climbs up to a Chinese-made F-7PG fighter jet at Mushaf base in Sargodha, north Pakistan, June 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
A member of the Jordanian women’s police team competes in the 7th Annual Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman, April 20, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
A member of the Jordanian women’s police team competes in the 7th Annual Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman, April 20, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
Pro-Russian rebels stand near a monument during a ceremony to honour the World War Two defenders of Donetsk from Nazi forces in Donetsk, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Pro-Russian rebels stand near a monument during a ceremony to honour the World War Two defenders of Donetsk from Nazi forces in Donetsk, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
A Kurdish female fighter from Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) checks her weapon near Ras al-Ain, in the province of Hasakah, after capturing it from Islamist rebels,&nbsp;November 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
A Kurdish female fighter from Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) checks her weapon near Ras al-Ain, in the province of Hasakah, after capturing it from Islamist rebels, November 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters take part in combat skills training before being deployed to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq, September 18, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters take part in combat skills training before being deployed to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq, September 18, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Guevara, a Syrian Palestinian woman married to an Al Wa’ad battalion commander, is pictured in Aleppo, January 19, 2013. Guevara was the director of a secondary school before the revolution and is now one of the main snipers of the battalion on the front line in Aleppo. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Guevara, a Syrian Palestinian woman married to an Al Wa’ad battalion commander, is pictured in Aleppo, January 19, 2013. Guevara was the director of a secondary school before the revolution and is now one of the main snipers of the battalion on the front line in Aleppo. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->A member of a female commando battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, wears her headgear in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, March 19, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
A member of a female commando battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, wears her headgear in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, March 19, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
Women, who are part of the Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights), stand with their weapons as they undergo military training in Aleppo, February 17, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Women, who are part of the Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights), stand with their weapons as they undergo military training in Aleppo, February 17, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->Irina,&nbsp;worker at a petrol station, now member of a reconnaissance team of pro-Russian rebels in the town of Makievka, eastern Ukraine, October 6, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Irina, worker at a petrol station, now member of a reconnaissance team of pro-Russian rebels in the town of Makievka, eastern Ukraine, October 6, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->Women, who are part of the Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights), stand with their weapons as they undergo military training in Aleppo, February 17, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
Women, who are part of the Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights), stand with their weapons as they undergo military training in Aleppo, February 17, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)


<!--StartFragment-->US Army soldier SSG Norma Gonzales of 426 Civil Affairs Battalion reads a magazine next to fellow soldiers while waiting to be ferried by a helicopter to different US military bases in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. (Photo: Reuters)<!--EndFragment-->
US Army soldier SSG Norma Gonzales of 426 Civil Affairs Battalion reads a magazine next to fellow soldiers while waiting to be ferried by a helicopter to different US military bases in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. (Photo: Reuters)
Members of the Palestinian security forces stand at attention and listen to their commanding officer (3rd R) at their training facility in the West Bank town of Jericho, November 20, 2007. (Photo: Reuters)
Members of the Palestinian security forces stand at attention and listen to their commanding officer (3rd R) at their training facility in the West Bank town of Jericho, November 20, 2007. (Photo: Reuters)
Female North Korean soldiers patrol along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, April 11, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Female North Korean soldiers patrol along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, April 11, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

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