FOX News can confirm that the first female pilot for the UAE served as the team leader in the U.S. led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
Major Mariam Al Mansouri is the first woman to join the Emirati Air Force—a dream she has held since she was a teenager. She graduated from the academy in 2008 and now serves as a squadron commander, piloting F-16 fighter jets.
Al Mansouri, 35, is the first woman from an Arab nation to fly a mission-- dropping bombs on Sunni terrorists.
The United States and five Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, launched a series of airstrikes against ISIS targets inside Syria.