Afghan forces to take on security lead for Nad ‘Ali
Afghanistan’s own forces will take lead responsibility for delivering security in a number of new areas across the country, it was announced yesterday, including the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province where British forces operate.
The latest phase of the transition process, announced on Sunday 27 November 2011 by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, demonstrates continuing progress in the development of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Training the Afghans to lead on security across the country is now the main effort of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops.
Building up the ANSF capability so that they can prevent Al-Qaeda from operating freely in Afghanistan and posing a threat to us and to our allies around the world will allow British combat forces to draw down gradually.