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RC(SW): Ramadan impacts Afghan training, but mission still on target

August 26, 2011

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Coalition forces instructors at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest (JSAS) aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, have stayed on target training Afghan National Security Forces throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and its accompanying sunrise to sunset fast.

An Imam, or spiritual leader, with the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, reads verses from the Koran. Picture: Petty Officer 1st Class Gino Flores, US Navy/ISAF 2011

An Imam, or spiritual leader, with the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, reads verses from the Koran. Picture: Petty Officer 1st Class Gino Flores, US Navy/ISAF 2011

Ramadan is held during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is when Muslims fast. During Ramadan Muslims are forbidden from consuming food or drink, including water, during the day.

The students’ strict observation of the fast has created a need for flexibility at JSAS. Class and meal hours have been adjusted to allow ANSF students attending courses to observe the rituals commanded by Islamic tradition.

Continues at: regionalcommandsouthwest.wordpress.com – Ramadan impacts Afghan training, but mission still on target

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 26, 2011 20:07

    Ramadan is observed by muslin and this is right.
    Certainly that impose a change on training and a change of hours may be made.
    it is possible made training on nights, for the period of Ramadan, armonizing the two situations.
    Any difficulty may by solved, even with reciproc sacrifices.
    i am sure that this is already a realty.
    Sincerily claudio Alpaca

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