Female lion trainer fights militants

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Female lion trainer fights militants

Post by Ria on Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:50 am

From lion cage to battlefield: Female animal trainer fights militants in Syria’s Aleppo (VIDEO)

Rose, a former lion tamer, and now the only female soldier fighting militants in the old city of Aleppo is regarded as one of the best combatants by her brothers in arms. RT’s Lizzie Phelan went to the frontline to talk to the woman.
"When Rose first came here all of the soldiers in her sector were astonished to have a girl among them, but only a few days later, she proved to be like them or even better than them in dealing with the armed groups,” Syrian army Colonel Iyad said.

Many women joined the Syrian Army to avenge the deaths of their husbands, lovers or sons in combat. However, it wasn’t the case with Rose, or as she’s also known to her enemies, Abu Jaffer or Uncle – after one of the lions she raised before the war, while working in a zoo.
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