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Pioneering Iraqi Women Graduate Basic Combat Training
American Forces Press Service ^

Posted on 11/05/2009 3:22:40 PM PST by SandRat

AL MUTHANA, Iraq, Nov. 5, 2009 – The Iraqi army graduated 42 women here as the first all-female class to complete its enlisted basic combat training course.

Iraqi Staff Brig. Gen. Mohammed Abdul Razq, deputy director of the tactical training directorate, and Iraqi Staff Col. Mohammed Abdul Rahman Essa, deputy commander of the Regional Training Center, delivered congratulatory remarks to the pioneering women at an Oct. 29 graduation.

Iraqi army recruit Junde Lubab Ibrahim Kaleel said she was very excited about graduation. "It is important for me, for Iraqi women and for Iraq because we have a chance for a new life for the next generation," she said.

Iraqi army recruit Junde Mona Kidam said she was happy about graduating. "It felt like being in college," she said.

The new soldiers proceed now to their newly assigned units, with the top five honor graduates selected to work for Iraqi general officers.

Ongoing training continues at their home units.

(From a Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq news release.)

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cbttraining; frwn; iraq; iraqiwomen; women

1 posted on 11/05/2009 3:22:40 PM PST by SandRat
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2 posted on 11/05/2009 3:23:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Great progress. Thanks for posting it sandrat.

3 posted on 11/05/2009 3:35:37 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

Iraq is a total loss for the US.. Everthing you read and hear about how well things are going there is pure unadulterated Crap. Nothing more than Window Dressing.
They (The Shias) are just waiting for us to leave and trying to extract as much money as they can get.

Iraq is now Run by a SHIA dominated “Democracy”. One of the first things their leaders did was to make Sharia the Law of the Land..

The Sunnis are still blowing up what ever the hell they can to try to gain concessions. estimate 200,000 Chaldean Christians have now fled to Syria alone to avoid the never ending religious persecution, rape and kidnappings of their people..

Our troops were not outfought...

Our State Department and Generals

Out Thought at every turn.

Iraq must be counted as a Loss.. for US interests.

The Winner? Iran..and the other Petro States which no longer have to concern themselves with Iraq overproducing and selling oil which was a threat to the Oil Cartel.


4 posted on 11/06/2009 4:46:15 PM PST by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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