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Arab Times, Kuwait City, July 26, 2011: Citizens who are 18 years and above will be recruited for compulsory military service, and the decision takes effect after Ramadan, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting reliable sources.
The same sources explained that the Fatwa and Legislation Department had carefully studied the new law, and the period of service for degree holders will be 6 months while those with other specifications will serve for a full year.
Sources added the new law is devoid of the lapses in the compulsory military service law of 1980 which the National Assembly voted in 2001 to suspend. The new law will contribute to the development of the military institution. Sources said the sole breadwinners of families, disabled people and rare cases will be exempted from service.
Does this mean Kuwaiti girls over 18 as well?