Daughters

Members of the Daughters of Iraq guard program collect cellphones from visitors at a hospital in Baghdad's Adhamiya neighborhood in 
May. Iraqi women have responded enthusiastically to the U.S. military's call to help protect their neighborhoods from the growing threat of female suicide bombers, but the program has faced resistance from tradition-bound  community leaders who believe that fighting insurgents is men’s work and a woman’s place is at home.

( Alexandra Zavis / Los Angeles Times )

Members of the Daughters of Iraq guard program collect cellphones from visitors at a hospital in Baghdad's Adhamiya neighborhood in May. Iraqi women have responded enthusiastically to the U.S. military's call to help protect their neighborhoods from the growing threat of female suicide bombers, but the program has faced resistance from tradition-bound community leaders who believe that fighting insurgents is men’s work and a woman’s place is at home.

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