Afghan Army Officially Assumes Control of National Security from NATO

First time since the Taliban were ousted in the wake…

First time since the Taliban were ousted in the wake of the terror attacks of 2001, NATO has officially handed over security for the whole of Afghanistan to the Afghan Army.

Tuesday’s ceremony saw the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) hand over control of the last 95 districts in a transition process that began in 2011.

The last remaining districts included 13 in Kandahar province – the birthplace of the Taliban – and 12 each in Nangarhar, Khost and Paktika, all bastions of insurgent activity along the border with Pakistan.

Read more at BBC.co.uk.

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