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She's the first female fighter pilot from UAE and flies an F-16 , while he is a Saudi Arabian prince. All this sounds like a plot from a Hollywood movie. But no.

UAE’s first female fighter pilot Mariam Al Mansouri and Saudi Arabian prince Khaled bin Salman are part of troops attacking ISIS militants in Syria.

Thirty five year old Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, a squadron leader flying a F-16 Block 60 fighter jet will be among the many jets dropping bombs in attacks against the Islamic State in Syria, said NYdailynews.

From Abu Dhabi, Al Mansouri holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and was among the first women to join the UAE Air Force when it first started allowing women to join.

Officials here telling me #UAE has the best performance in the alliance, thanks to leadership of Mariyam al-Mansouri pic.twitter.com/btWOMq8ZvY

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