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Monday, August 27, 2007

Concerned Citizens Lead IA Recruiting Drive

KALSU, Iraq – As concerned citizens stand up and secure their homes and communities against terrorists and militias all across north Babil, they are also standing up and leading the push for legitimate security forces in the area.

Iraqi army recruiting has reached a near record in the city of Iskandariyah and the surrounding areas thanks, in large part, to concerned citizens wanting to do more to help their families, friends and neighbors in the fight against militants.

“More than 1,400 people have made the decision to join the Iraqi army during the five-day recruiting drive,” said 1st Lt. Tyler Mitchell, of Wasilla, Alaska. “Due to sectarian violence, this is the first recruiting drive we have had this year.”...

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