Gaddafi's female fighters

Libyan leader alleged to be sending women into battle, some of them believed to be from prisons.

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has made no secret of his preference for women in his personal security detail.

    And now he is being accused of sending women to the frontline, including women released from prisons.

    Some claim that snipers deployed by government forces in Misurata were also women, brought in from Colombia.

    Al Jazeera's Sue Turton investigates.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.