October 20, 2018

MoD confirms deployment of US Special Forces in Farah province

By Khaama Press - Sun Aug 05 2018, 4:30 pm

Officials in the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan confirmed the deployment of the Special Forces of the US Military in western Farah province of Afghanistan.

MoD spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish said the US Special Forces have been deployed in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security forces to assist with the training of the Afghan armed forces.

He did not disclose further information in this regard and it is yet not clear how many soldiers have been deployed in Farah province.

In the meantime, Gen. Radmanish said the US Special Forces will train the Afghan armed forces on how to use the new weapons.

He also added that the US Special Forces have been deployed as part of the train, advise, and assist mission and will not participate in combat operations.

Reports regarding the deployment of US Special Forces in Farah province emerge amid growing insurgency activities by the Taliban militants in this province.

The Taliban militants launched a major attack on Farah city few months back and managed to briefly take control of some parts of the city before they were pushed back by the security forces.

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