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As pullout draws near, challenges for Afghan army remain

Nov 28, 2013

As pullout draws near, challenges for Afghan army remain

Afghanistan's army is now carrying out virtually all ground operations in the country on its own but has problems, including dealing with booby traps, mines and other potentially deadly explosive devices, the Afghan Defense Ministry's spokesman said Wednesday during a visit to NATO. #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Nato #IED #Afghanistan army #US troops #bilateral security agreement #Afghan military #Afghanistan Defence department #Mohammad Zahir Azimi
Afghanistan forces ready to take over from US: Afghan official

Feb 13, 2013

Afghanistan forces ready to take over from US: Afghan official

Many Afghans, however, worry that a quick drawdown will destabilize a country that is still fighting a war with insurgents more than 11 years after the American invasion. They also fear that the nearly 352,000 strong Afghan army and police forces are not ready. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #USA #Zahir Azimi

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Afghanistan forces ready to take over from US: Afghan official

Jul 03, 2014

Suicide bomber strikes bus, killing 11 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide bomber struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as the militants step up their campaign of violence aimed at undermining the Western-bac... #Kabul #Taliban #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah