Kabul's Military Academy Trains Women for Combat
June 28, 2017
December 8, 2016: In Afghanistan, a country where there are few opportunities for women, almost 150 young female recruits are training to be officers. See the story: From Behind the Veil to Fighting the Taliban (thesun.co.uk) December 8: 2016: A related story describes the journey of Capt. Safia Ferozi from her childhood as a refugee to becoming the second female pilot in Afghanistan's airforce. See the article: An Afghan Woman Goes from Refugee to Military Pilot (nytimes.com)
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