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Over 1,400 newly graduated Afghan soldiers commissioned to army

08-10-2010 11:00 BJT

KABUL, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- More than 1400 soldiers and officers graduated on Monday and commissioned to Afghan National Army (ANA), an army officer Mohammad Shapoor said.

"After completion of 20-week training course, today 1180 soldiers and 251 sergeants graduated from Kabul Military training centers and commissioned to National Army to serve the nation," Shapoor told newsmen after graduation ceremony.

The newly graduated soldiers and officers are ready to be deployed to any part of the country to serve the nation, he further said.

Currently the strength of Afghan National Army is around 137, 000 and Afghanistan, according to officials wants to have 250,000- strong new brand army within the next two years.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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