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New Kurds: J. Called 16Apr06

He called to wish me a happy easter.  We only spoke for a few minutes before we were cut off.  They are done training the first batallion of Kurds and have received a new batallion of Kurds from a different area.  I don’t know much about Kurds but apparently there is quite a history of them being persecuted by Arab Iraqis, and now that Iraq is a free country, so to speak, its a balancing act to train them in Arab territory (the camp where J. and team are training is Arab, not Kurdish, territory).  However, they were quite successful training the last batallion so I am praying that they will find the same success with this batallion.