July 13, 2024
Photo by the Associated Press/ Sakchai Lalit -- An unidentified female soldier patrols on foot in Basra, Iraq.

Review of ban on women in close combat roles.Undated file photo of an unnamed female soldier during foot patrol in the centre of Basra, Iraq. A ban on British service women fighting face to face with enemy forces is under review, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said today. Issue date: Sunday May 24 2009. Service women are currently excluded from roles where there is a requirement to kill the enemy face to face. The MoD today launched a review into the policy governing women serving in ground close-combat roles. See PA story DEFENCE Women. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:7339140 (Press Association via AP Images)

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