Iran is training 4,000 women to take part in a special forces unit based on the martial arts, similar to ninjas. It seems to me it would have to be a very specialized unit, after all one dropped bomb could wipe them out. They are basically only effective from close range by attackers who are not armed. Good luck with that.
It may look like a scene out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – but these Iranian women are practicing their moves in a bid to become highly-trained ninjas.
They were pictured brandishing deadly weapons while performing back flips and gravity-defying stunts in Iran – where the specialist martial art of Ninjutsu is popular with female pupils.