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Soldiers take part in their graduation ceremony at Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2020. (Photo by Sayed Mominzadah/Xinhua)

KABUL, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,279 young people including 200 women and girls joined the Afghan army after completion of a three-month military training course on Sunday, Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said in a statement released here.

"The newly graduated soldiers are capable enough to defend the country's citizens, their properties and the country's freedom and to serve the nation in each part of Afghanistan," deputy defense minister Munira Yusufzada said in her speech after the distribution of certificates to the army's new service members.

Soldiers take part in their graduation ceremony at Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2020. (Photo by Sayed Mominzadah/Xinhua)

Soldiers take part in their graduation ceremony at Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2020. (Photo by Sayed Mominzadah/Xinhua)

A female soldier takes part in her graduation ceremony at Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2020. (Photo by Sayed Mominzadah/Xinhua) ■

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