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Women should be allowed in combat role 'if able'

8 May 2014 Last updated at 19:40 BST

Women soldiers could soon be allowed to serve in front line combat roles in the Army after a review due to take place in 2018 was brought forward.

Currently women can serve on the front line, but not where the primary aim is to "close with and kill the enemy".

Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, said that those women who want to work in combat roles should be able to if they have the "ability and physical aptitude".

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