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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Language and Military Training For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBUL #2382 2070406
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 260406Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9286

UNCLAS KABUL 002382

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SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: Language and Military Training for
Two ANA Officers


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 two Afghan National
Army (ANA) officers. Major Sakhi Mohammad Bariz will receive
language training at Lackland AFB and Ranger training at Ft.
Benning. Major Mohammad Raqib Saifi will receive language training
at Lackland AFB and proceed to the Naval Staff College, Annapolis,
MD. Both officers will depart for the United States in October
2007. Post has found no derogatory information. Post requests
Department's review of these candidates and response by August 16,
2007.

3. Following is biographical data:

NAME: Sakhi Mohammad Bariz
F/NAME: Amanullah
GRAND F/ NAME: Ahmadullah
DOB: May 5, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kabul
ETHNICITY: TAJIK
RANK: Maj
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 205th Corps, ANA, Kandahar

NAME: Mohammad Raqib Saifi
F/NAME: Mohammad Yasin
GRAND F/ NAME: Husamuddin
DOB: Jan 1, 1971
PLACE OF BIRTH: Panjshir
ETHNICITY: Tajik
RANK: Maj
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Kabul Military Training Center, Kabul

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