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SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL OBAIDI AND AL ASADI


1. This is an action request.

2. Pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act, post
requests the Department's assistance in screening the following
candidates of the Iraqi Security Forces who have been nominated for
training in the United States. Post has no derogatory information.

3. The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: Shakir Ketab Mahgoob AL OBAIDI
POSITION: Deputy Director, Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: July 1, 1952
TYPE OF TRAINING: NESA Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: National Defense University, Washington DC
DATES OF TRAINING: June 4 to 26, 2008

NAME: Abdulghani Ajeel Taher AL ASADI
POSITION: Major General, Commander CTB
DOB: July 1, 1950
TYPE OF TRAINING: NESA Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: National Defense University, Washington DC
DATES OF TRAINING: June 4 to 26, 2008

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