Gaddafis bodyguards are often called Amazon Guard, the female elite bodyguards of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Their official name was also “revolutionary nuns”, or “green nuns”. The detachment consisted entirely of women who had received special military training. The division was formed in the early 1980s, a few years after his resignation from the post of Gaddafi Libyan state and its acceptance of title leader of the revolution together with the declaration of Libya’s Jamahiriya. Reasons for creating such a unit is not known, the most common version that Gaddafi allegedly suggested that Arab terrorists, the victims of which he could be, will not be able to shoot at women, as well as more prosaic version that female bodyguard was just one of the bizarre ways to attract the attention of the world. Usually with Gaddafi during his visits to the country and abroad were 15 “Amazons”. In 1998 one of his bodyguards had saved his life at the cost of her own.
All future “Amazons” were personally selected by Gaddafi, went through serious training on possession of various types of weapons and firearms and unarmed combat, and is reported to have made a vow of chastity. By decision of Gaddafi “Amazon” wore Western-style military camouflage, had bright makeup, long nails and hair and wore Western high-heeled shoes. The division ceased to exist after the elimination of Libya as a result of the civil war.