Salutes Greet Afghanistan’s First Female Officers

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Hundreds crowd into the auditorium to watch the graduation ceremony and listen to speeches by Afghanistan's top brass.

Twenty-nine Afghan women graduated as the country's first female officers during a ceremony that brought smiles, confetti, cheers and tears at the Afghan National Military Academy.

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Iason Athanasiadis is an Istanbul-based freelance journalist.

Salutes Greet Afghanistan’s First Female Officers

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