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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Iraqi Army Graduates 670 From Training

Baghdad, Iraq
-- The Iraqi Army graduated an Iraqi Intervention Force brigade of 670 Soldiers from direct recruit replacement training at Taji Military Training Base on Jan. 18 as part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to stand up its armed forces.

IIF training includes eight weeks of basic soldiering, weapons, and drill and ceremony instruction, and physical training. IIF units also negotiate special military operations in urban terrain training.

Military Operations in Urban Terrain training runs Soldiers through street fighting and building clearing operations instruction common to combat actions against insurgent forces in cities and towns.

The IIF is the Iraqi Army's counterinsurgency forces.

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