U.S. Marine Corps photo by Official Marine Corps Photo/Released 061007-M-1588E-006.jpg
Jan 7, 2006
More than 1,500 Iraqi soldiers who were absent without leave return to duty after reporting to Camp Habbaniyah between Sept. 20 and Oct. 1. The Iraqi defense ministry offered dispensation to those who went AWOL, attracting entire families back to the fighting forces. ?The fact that they came back on their own volition shows that they want to serve,? said Col. Juan Ayala, senior advisor to the 1st Iraqi Army Division. ?It?s going to give this division a much needed influx of soldiers.?
No camera details available.
This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release.
If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit.
Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other
DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at
which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and
trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings
regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.