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Iraqi Recruits Reportedly Balk at Postings Away From Home

Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers recruited from volatile Anbar Province in the west unleashed a rowdy and angry protest during their army graduation ceremony on Sunday, an episode replayed frequently Monday on Arab satellite television. After learning during the ceremony that they would be stationed away from their hometowns, the soldiers reacted with fury, with dozens stripping off their new uniform shirts. The new soldiers said they had been promised that they would serve only in their hometowns. Full Story

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