Iraqi Volunteers in Training Camps

Collection with 14 media items created by TTM Contributor 16

17 Jun 2014 23:00

June 17, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

420 Iraqi Army volunteers undergo basic training at an Iraqi Army training camp in the central Baghdad neighborhood of al-Jadliya. Most new recruits are only given 3 days of training and then sent to the front lines to battle ISIL. The recruits responded to the call of Iraqi-Shia Spiritual leader to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to take up arms against ISIL.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Army trainer helps a young recruit position himself correctly while firing an RPG. Many of the younger volunteers have no prior military training and will face combat against ISIL within days of arriving at training.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Army soldier introduces new recruits to the various kinds of weapons employed by the Iraqi Army.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

"Long live Sayed Ali al-Sistani!" Iraqi Army volunteers chant the name of Iraqi-Shia spiritual leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani. These volunteers answered Sistani's call to fight ISIL. 420 volunteers took part in the training.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army volunteers, still in civilian clothes, demonstrate the combat techniques they have just learned from their army trainers at an army training camp in the al-Jadliya neighborhood of Baghdad. Al-Jadliya is one of many training camps currently absorbing the reportedly 200 000 Iraqi volunteers who have come forward to fight ISIL.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

A new recruit takes part in a shooting demonstration. This training camp, located in central Baghdad neighborhood of al-Jadliya, is one of many training camps currently absorbing the reportedly 200 000 Iraqi volunteers who have come forward to fight ISIL.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

"Long live Sayed Ali al-Sistani!" Iraqi Army volunteers chant the name of Iraqi-Shia spiritual leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani. These volunteers answered Sistani's call to fight ISIL. 420 volunteers took part in the training.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Army soldier demonstrates to new recruits how to load an RPG. New recruits usually only receive three days of training before being sent out to fight ISIL.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

A new recruit takes part in a shooting demonstration. This training camp, located in central Baghdad neighborhood of al-Jadliya, is one of many training camps currently absorbing the reportedly 200 000 Iraqi volunteers who have come forward to fight ISIL.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Army trainer brings a machine gun to show new recruits who have arrived after answering the call of Iraqi-Shia leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to take up arms against ISIL.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army volunteers try out weapons after being given a brief introduction about how they work.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

A new Iraqi Army recruit learns how to fire an RPG. This young soldier will be sent to the front lines against ISIS within days of arriving at basic training.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

A new volunteer watches an Iraqi Army trainer demonstrating how to fire an RPG.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Army trainer demonstrates proper RPG firing technique to new recruits.

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By TTM Contributor 16
17 Jun 2014

A new recruit watches an Iraqi Army trainer as he demonstrates firing techniques.