August 15, 2018

Afghanistan receives 495 new armored personnel carriers from US

By Khaama Press - Tue Nov 21 2017, 12:58 pm

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials on Sunday confirmed the Afghan security forces have taken delivery of 495 new armored personnel carriers from the United States.

MoD spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said the Afghan national defense and security forces continue to receive new modern equipment as part of the ongoing efforts to bolster their capabilities.

He said the Afghan security forces have received new batches of weaponry as well as 495 new armored personnel carriers from the United States.

Gen. Waziri further added that the weapons and vehicles will be used by the Afghan commandos, 201st,203rd, 205th, and 209th Corps of the Afghan military.

According to Gen. Waziri, the new equipment personnel carriers have been delivered with an aim to further boost the capabilities of the Afghan armed forces to suppress the insurgency of the enemies of the country.

The ministry of defense officials are saying that the Afghan government with the support of its international allies continue to take important steps in implementing the four-year development plan of the Afghan national defense and security forces.

Gen. Waziri says the Afghan forces are expecting to receive new batches of more sophisticated and modern equipment in the future.

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