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March 03, 1986

The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, during ceremonies marking Women's Day in Iran, called for military training for women. Only those who are fit should be trained in weapons use, and it should be done "in a sound and Islamic atmosphere," the nation's supreme leader told an audience of women. Some militant Iranian women are already training with light weapons, but none have been ordered to the front in the war with Iraq.

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