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Kurdish women join the Peshmerga forces

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women, who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A group of Iranian Kurdish women who have joined Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session in a military camp in Erbil, Iraq July 9. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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