New documentary reveals work of female SWAT team in Xinjiang

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CCTV+BATIEGHAR:The volatile security environment in the Hotan Prefecture of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region prompted the creation of one of the first all-female SWAT teams, with their essential work in combating the terrorist threat in the region highlighted in a newly-released documentary.

Aired by the China Global Television Network (CGTN) on Friday, the documentary chronicles the country’s fight against terrorism in Xinjiang. Entitled “Tianshan Still Standing: Memories of Fighting Terrorism in Xinjiang,” the 60-minute long film highlights the impact of terrorism in the region, charting some of the key measures that have been taken.

The documentary follows the work of the female SWAT team and includes interviews with team members such as Muhpira Rahman, who has been a SWAT officer for seven years. She said the group have accumulated vast experience and expertise over the years and said the team plays an especially vital role when dealing with female suspects.

She and her fellow team members hope their work can help bring stability and prosperity to Xinjiang.

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