First woman fighter pilot from UAE drops bomb on the face of IS!

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Female pilot take sup fight against IS
Dubai, Sep 26: It's a woman who has taken up the fight against the Islamic State(IS) now. Mariam al-Mansouri is the first female fighter pilot in the history of the United Arab Emirates

This week, 35-year-old squadron commander led the the Gulf state's bombing raids over Syria. Her photos while she smiles from the cockpit of the fighter jet, have been trolling on social media.

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According to media reports, al-Mansouri was likely part of sorties that dropped bombs on Islamic State positions in Syria's Idlib, Aleppo and Raqqa provinces. It was even said that she spearheaded her country's mission, which complemented the parallel efforts of four other Arab states backing the U.S.: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar.

In earlier interviews, al-Mansouri has insisted that she received no special treatment because of her gender. "Everyone is required to have the same high level of combat competence," she told Deraa Al Watan, a U.A.E. magazine.

According to a profile in the National, the Abu Dhabi-born al-Mansouri harbored an ambition to join the air force since her teenage years, but had to bide her time until women were permitted to enlist. She graduated Khalifa bin Zayed Air College in 2007 and is now a veteran F-16 pilot.

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