posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 01:34 PM
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.
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?