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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Mi-17 Crew Training at Fort Bliss

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBUL #2280 1971438
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 161438Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9155

UNCLAS KABUL 002280

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: MI-17 Crew Training at Fort Bliss


1. This is an action request - see paragraph 2.

2. In order to comply with Leahy human rights vetting requirements,
this cable forwards the names and biodata of eight Afghan national
security officials to receive training on the MI-17 rotor-wing
aircraft at Ft. Bliss, TX from August 25 to December 17, 2007. Post
has found no derogatory information on these individuals. Post
requests Department's review of these candidates and response by
August 6, 2007.

3. Following are biographical data:

NAME: ABDUL FAHIM
F/NAME: ABDUL RAHIM
GRAND F/ NAME: MOHAMMAD GUL
DOB: MAY 2, 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH: PARWAN
ETHNICITY: TAJIK
RANK: LTC
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

NAME: MOHAMMAD ZAHER SAHEBE
F/NAME: NOOR GUL
GRAND F/ NAME: SAHEB GUL
DOB: FEB 5, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: KABUL
ETHNICITY: PUSHTUN
RANK: COL
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

NAME: ABDUL WALI EBRAHEMI
F/NAME: MOHAMMAD RAHIM
GRAND F/ NAME: MOHAMMAD EBRAHIM
DOB: FEB 3, 1965
PLACE OF BIRTH: PANJSHIR
ETHNICITY: TAJIK
RANK: CPT
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

NAME: AMANULLAH
F/NAME: MOHAMMAD ISMAIL
GRAND F/ NAME: OBAIDULLAH
DOB: MAY 2, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: KANDAHAR
ETHNICITY: PASHTUN
RANK: CPT
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

NAME: FARID SAMIM
F/NAME: BARAT
GRAND F/ NAME: ABDULLAH KHAN
DOB: -- -- 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH: KABUL
ETHNICITY: PASHTUN
RANK: MAJ
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS


NAME: FAIZULLAH NASARY
F/NAME: SAIFURAHMAN
GRAND F/ NAME: HABIBURAHMAN
DOB: FEB 1, 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH: NANGARHAR
ETHNICITY: PASHTUN
RANK: E7
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

NAME: SHIR AQA KARIMI
F/NAME: FAZEL KARIM
GRAND F/ NAME: MURSALEEN
DOB: JUN 10, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH: KUNAR
ETHNICITY: PUSHTUN
RANK: E6
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

NAME: SAFAR MOHAMMAD NAZARI
F/NAME: KHUDAI NAZAR
GRAND F/ NAME: MOHAMMAD FAZEL
DOB: SEP 4, 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH: BADAKHSHAN
ETHNICITY: TAJIK
RANK: 1LT
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: AIR CORPS

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