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New recruits attend a training given by the Furqat al-Abbas brigades at the brigade’s headquarters east of the southeastern Iraqi city of Basra. The training includes fitness and how to handle a weapon
Kyrgyz military personnel show their skills during an exercises at a military base, near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
A member of the National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) deactivates a bomb from a supposed terrorist during a training exercise in the event of a terrorist attack in collaboration with Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion (RAID) and Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI) in presence of the French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve at la Gare Montparnasse, center Paris
A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army (Bundeswehr) in Munster near Hannover, Germany
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Troops from the Light Dragoons taking part in a night-firing exercise at Warcop Training Area in Cumbria as they returned to business as usual after helping the country cope with Christmas flooding
A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea
Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia
Members of the South Korean Navy Ship Salvage Unit, special forces in charge of rescue missions during maritime accidents, jump into the sea in a winter exercise at Changwon, South Korea
A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the village of Stare, some 80 km from Kiev, Ukraine on Friday
An Iraqi army cadet performs “the leap of faith” from a bridge during training in Baghdad today.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.
Servicemen of the Kiev-1,Ukrainian volunteers battalion, take part in training exercises in Kiev on Friday
A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to the battle region in east Ukraine
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Ukrainian servicemen, their faces darkened with camouflage paint, take part in military exercises on the army’s training ranges near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.
Ukrainian soldiers demonstrate their skills, prior to being sent the country’s east to fight against pro-Russian separatists, in a military base in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kiev on Wednesday
A rat searches for land mines and unexploded ordnance during a training session in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) working with the Belgian NGO APOPO has recently begun testing the feasibility of using large mine detection rats from Tanzania to help clear fields of mines and unexploded ordnance in one of the most bombed and mined countries in the world.
Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday
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French Search and Intervention Brigades (BRI – Brigade de recherche et d’intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.
An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign which reads in Arabic “Lions of Najaf” during a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa, some 160 kms south of Baghdad, on Monday
Ukraine’s voluntary militia, called the Azov Battalion, undergoes artillery training.