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PHOTO GALLERY: Israel's female combat soldiers complete training with 20km march
By JPOST.COM STAFF
30/05/2014
In Israel's 'Caracal Battalion', two-thirds of the combatants are women who serve in combat roles alongside men.
 
In Israel, men and women both perform mandatory military service in the IDF. Three years for men and two for women. Caracal, however, is a unique combat brigade in which men and women serve side by side performing combat roles and duties for three years.

Two-thirds of Caracal's ranks are filled by women. The battalion's primary role is conducting patrol's on Israel's Egyptian border, intercepting infiltrators and disrupting smuggling from the Sinai desert while keeping a watchful eye on the country's neighbors across the border. 



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