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On Saturday, Nibal Madhat Badr became the first ever woman to assume the rank of Brigadier General in the Syrian Armed Forces. This comes just one day after the president’s brother Maher Al-Assad was appointed to Major General ahead of a coming Daraa offensive. Although female Syrians have served in the armed forces for decades, they are now being integrated on a larger scale to beef up the military’s capabilities. For instance, a batch of all-female police officers graduated in Damascus two days ago.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
Syria is secular and does not discriminate against women.
But they still face various degrees of inequality in the social sphere, as well as potential condemnation if they are overly visible and active in the public sphere.