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Multi-ethnic drill sergeants give unity lessons to Iraqi recruits

The ranks of blue clad police recruits marched back and forth across the sun drenched parade ground near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as a camouflage-clad army drill sergeant barked orders at them. At the Kirkuk Regional Training Center, the Iraqi Army is taking part in building the local police force in addition to training army recruits from all over the country to fight for Iraq rather than their individual ethnic or sectarian background. “We look at them all with the same eye, we don’t see their ethnicity,” said Iraqi army colonel Jassem Ali Khalil, who almost single-handedly developed the training center. Full Story

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