Female Fighters Appear In Chechen Militants' Video

(Chechen Islamist militants )

A video posted on a website linked to Chechen Islamist militants showed four women who have taken up arms and joined the men in the fight against Russian forces. Three of the four women were dressed in military uniforms, while the fourth was wearing an all-black outfit, similar to the one worn by a group of widows whose husbands had been killed in the war with Russia and who had decided to become suicide bombers to avenge them.

The four women in the video were shown sitting next to each other in a forest camp with a machine gun in the hands of each one of them as they addressed the camera in Russian.