A Reuters article tells of the 12 women in the Afghan Army who are assisting ANA troops in night raids;
“Before we joined this unit, our operations were done by foreign troops and they did not know our culture. People were critical so we joined to help out,” [SGT Sara] Delawar, a former policewoman in Jowzjan province, said.
“I have already fought the Taliban. My comrades were martyred in fights with the Taliban and we have killed them too, but during the night raids I haven’t fought insurgents yet.”
Fluent in four local languages, Delawar is one of only 12 female soldiers who has been trained to fight and conduct searches in what is an attempt to pay greater respect to cultural sensitivities.
Yeah, that’s going to piss off the Taliban. I’m surprised Karzai or the Obama Administration would go along with it.