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For the first time, Saudi women stand guard in Makkah during Hajj

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By Updated 22 Jul 2021

Inspired by her late father’s career, Mona decided to join the military and the first group of Saudi women soldiers to work in Islam’s holiest sites, where they are helping secure the Hajj annual pilgrimage.

Since April, dozens of female soldiers have become part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Makkah and Medina, the birth places of Islam.

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