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Afghan forces to take on security lead for Nad ‘Ali

November 28, 2011

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.

Afghan soldiers in Nad 'Ali

Afghan soldiers in Nad 'Ali pose for a photograph following the successful completion of Operation TORA GHAR 15, their first major independent operation, which took place in March 2011. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

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.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghan forces to take on security lead for Nad ‘Ali

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    November 28, 2011 21:25

    Democracy is on progress in Afghanistan and the new stage in more indicative of this progress, progress that is walking with the rise of capablity of Afghan forces.
    Our training has produced and is producing satisfying results. It is like see a boy who become man. The satisfation is the same.
    Buddies, Your sacrifices have produced results and that results.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

  2. jack permalink
    November 28, 2011 22:58

    great news. hope the handovers go faster and faster. we want our soldiers back home keep the faith.

  3. December 22, 2011 02:16

    In case anyone with the UK forces is interested in reading “Killing the Cranes – A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan” – here is the latest book review, this one by the Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2011/1219/Killing-the-Cranes
    The book is now available in the UK and has been featured on the BBC World Service. It is also now being recommended by a number of senior British officers who know Afghanistan well. While some may not agree, I have tried to provide an honest, long-term perspective from the ground based on years of reporting. I look forward to any comments.

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