KABUL, Afghanistan – Ministry of Defense believes the Afghan National Defense Security Forces have improved by 96% to carry military “operations independently”, after being through years of theoretical knowledge and tactical training under direct supervision of foreign force in the country.
Since fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, Afghan National Army and Defense Forces having been trained by the United States military experts, including NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan since early 2015.
“ANDSF’s capabilities are improving day by day; currently they conduct 96% of operations independently,” said the MoD in a tweet.
Meanwhile, authorities said a huge number of the forces were deployed at different locations in Kandahar province amid growing insecurities and attacks by terrorist groups.
“Fresh ANDSF were deployed to Kandahar province,” said the MoD. “These forces will defend the lives and properties of Kandahar residents.”
Announcement came a time the United States is due to pulling out its troops from Afghanistan as an agreement signed with Taliban in early February for establishment of peace and security in the country.