All-female jihadi group emerges in Syria A video has emerged of a seemingly independent, all-female jihadi brigade training with Kalashnikovs â€” who insist that a woman's role is equal to a man's. The five-minute film is shot outside the Church of Saint Simeon in northern Syria and shows the 'camp for women for victory and empowerment' conducting drills and shooting AK47s. In the first part of the video, women dressed in full body veils are seen walking through the Syrian countryside and shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) while brandishing Kalashnikovs. Shots of training and target practice are dispersed with clips of women speaking in Arabic. They explain the aims of their brigade as primarily defensive. One of them states: "We are 45 women from al-Sham. We have gone out to defend our land. We are trained in the art of shooting and preparations of weapon, as well as Sharia and theological studies." Even more unusually, they denounce the supporting role that ISIS would expect women to play, saying: "The role of a woman is no less important than that of a man."