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Iraqi women tackle basic training!

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posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 01:34 PM
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A newly-inducted female Iraqi Army Soldier with the 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, 6th Division shows her qualifying score to her fellow Soldiers at the firing range located on Camp Justice.
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CAMP JUSTICE, Iraq (Army News Service, July 21, 2005) - Breathing, squeezing the trigger and keeping the enemy in sight are just a few of the technical shooting techniques taught by 1st. Sgt. Amir Jabar Taleb of the 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, 6th Division, to some of the first female Soldiers inducted into the Iraqi Army.

For the first time in Iraq’s history, Iraqi leadership at an Iraqi base conducted an all-female IA basic training course. Over the past two weeks, 27 female recruits have had intensive training to learn the necessary skills to become a Soldier.

"They learned how to use weapons, map reading and battle tactics to engage the enemy during combat,” said Brig. Gen. Jaleel Khalaf Shawail, commanding general of the 1st Iraqi Army Bde., 6th Div.

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Wow thats pretty amazing! Iraq is becoming more friendly for women, this is very good news. Of course there probably is gonna be problems encountered with this, but its still a step. Whats you opinions on this?




posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 06:35 PM
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I think this is great news. These 27 women are a brave bunch and I wish them great success in future perils they most certainly will face.

No offence to these badass Iraqi females, but does anybody know if killing a virgin on Earth disqualifies the killer from receiving them in the afterlife.



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