Hayat al-Azm, the first Syrian woman on the battlefield during the Palestine War - 1948

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Hayat al-Azm, who hailed from a prominent and wealthy family, drove to the Syrian-Palestinian borders in 1948, carrying food, clothes, and letters back and forth between Syrian troops and their families in Damascus. She also bankrolled a field hospital for the wounded.