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US handover to Afghans begins in Helmand

07-01-2011 14:07 BJT

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The Afghan National Police have led a security patrol, in partnership with US marines, in the Laki area in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. The move is part of the handover process in patrol leadership for the withdrawal of US troops from the country by 2014.

Afghan security forces in the Laki area, which has a population of around four thousand, started leading partnered patrols around six months ago. Seven areas across the country are preparing to take over security responsibilities from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

This will coincide with the start of a gradual drawdown of US troops. US and NATO troops plans to hand over security responsibility for all of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, although critics warn the handover date is premature.

 

 

The Afghan National Police have led a security patrol, in partnership with US
marines, in the Laki area in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

The Afghan National Police have led a security patrol, in partnership with US
marines, in the Laki area in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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