Senior US defence officials have said that US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles.
Other countries that allow women to take part in front-line fighting include Israel, Italy and Norway and New Zealand.
The Israeli Defence Force says it has put great effort to ensure there is gender equality in the field.
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