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Training for 500 servicewomen to serve in Iraqi government

BAGHDAD, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated here on Sunday that it completed the training of 500 servicewomen in order to work in female inspection posts in state ministries and bodies.
It added in a statement that the training department will see the graduation of the 500 servicewomen Monday, which is a first of its kind training course in the Iraqi Police Academy. The graduates would serve as inspectors in all ministries, it said.
Further training courses are to come as a part of the strategy the ministry is following to improve staff and servicemen and servicewomen's capabilities.
Women have been trained before to join the so-called Sahwa forces in Diyala governorate where suicide bombing are often carried out by women, which contributed in decreasing the number of suicidal attacks there in general.(end) aah.lb KUNA 251310 Jan 09NNNN