Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Thousands Join Up for Iraqi army

The Command Post - Iraq - Thousands Join Up

An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 men arrived by foot, bus, and other vehicles by sun up Feb. 14, at an airfield outside an Iraqi Army base in an effort to join Iraq's army, officials said. Of that, approximately 5,000 made it through a screening process that led them onto the base, which is home to several thousand Iraqi Soldiers and a contingent of U.S. service members, officials said. Most will be transferred to other bases in Iraq to supplement existing units.
U.S. Army officials were expecting a little more than 6,000 potential recruits.

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