As many Western nations continue to debate placing women in combat, Israeli girls are taking up arms side-by-side with their male comrades.
The Lions of the Jordan Valley is Israel's newest co-ed light infantry battalion.
It is tasked with defending Israel's eastern border against infiltration and dealing with Palestinian terror threats in the area.
The battalion recently held it's first live-fire field exercises.
Check it out:
Check out the Lion of the Valley’s first battalion-wide exercise! pic.twitter.com/gltmSTQigw
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 27, 2017