18 June 2013

Afghans Take Over Security from NATO

NATO has officially handed off security responsibilities to the Afghans.

Nato has handed over security for the whole of Afghanistan for the first time since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

At a ceremony in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai said that from Wednesday "our own security and military forces will lead all the security activities".

Observers say the best soldiers in the Afghan army are up to the task but there are lingering doubts about some.

International troops will remain in Afghanistan until the end of 2014, providing military back-up when needed.

The ceremony came shortly after a suicide bomb attack in western Kabul killed three employees of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and wounded more than 20.

and the West exhales. What happens next?

By: Brant

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Next? Well we stay in Afghanistan and see to that they actually do what we trained them for, as well as give them a shi*load of money for decades to come iot let them fund the ANSF and ANA.

/Von Döbeln