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Iraq Calls For Air Force Recruits

(RFE/RL) January 30, 2007 -- Iraq has launched a search for a select group of motivated, apolitical volunteers to help rebuild its air force.

The Defense Ministry this week sent out a call for air force recruits with strong scientific backgrounds ready to volunteer for 15 years as pilots.

A statement said applicants "should be of Iraqi parents or an Iraqi father and an Arab mother."

The statement also said they must "not belong to a political party and should be loyal only to Iraq."


On The Verge Of Civil War

On The Verge Of Civil War

The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)

HAS THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ BECOME A CIVIL WAR? Many observers have concluded that the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that emerged after the February 2006 bombing of a mosque in Samarra has become a full-blown civil war.... (more)


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