Isis propaganda video shows women fighting for first time amid ‘desperation’ to bolster ranks

By Lizzie Dearden, The Independent

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Female Isis members have been filmed fighting on the frontline for the first time as the group becomes “desperate” to bolster its dwindling ranks.

A new propaganda video showed at least five women armed with guns being driven to battle in a truck flying the Isis flag.

Nikita Malik, director of the Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society, said Isis’ falling numbers meant they are “having to rely on every single person”.

“It shows an element of desperation,” she told The Independent. “It’s a big deviation from their initial propaganda that women were homemakers who should take a secondary role.”

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