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    ANA recruits graduate from basic training

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): More than 1400 Afghan National Army (ANA) recruits completed their basic training in northern Balkh province, a senior official said on Thursday.

    The soldiers were trained for 75 days by Afghan and foreign mentors at the training centre in Dehdadi, said Brig. Gen. Zalmay Weesa, commander of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps.

    The soldiers, recommended for training by the ANA Enrolment and Recruitment Headquarters, would be assigned to different military corps across the country, the commander added.

    After receiving a training completion certificate, graduate from Kunduz, Sarfaraz, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was proud to be part of the people who were ready to lay down their lives for the glory of their homeland.

    Three batches of around 5,000 have graduated from the training centre during the current year, according to Gen. Weesa, who said they also offered medical, driving and weapons-repair courses.