This is coolbert:
Devoted readers to the blog will not be surprised by this headline.
"Attrition: Women Warriors Confront ISIL"
"In northern Iraq the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) has led to over 2,000 Kurdish women volunteering for combat duty. Another 5,000 had volunteered for support work in the combat zone. This is nothing new for the Kurds, or many other peoples around the globe."
Of course. The PKK [communist] faction of the Kurdish people has entire combat units consisting of women.
Various insurgent forces throughout the world incorporating women into their combat formations. FARC in Colombia, the Maoist guerrillas of both Nepal and India.