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3rd phase of Afghan security handover to begin soon

05-14-2012 08:02 BJT

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In Afghanistan, the third phase of a security transition from NATO-led troops to national security forces is due to begin soon.

Speaking at a press conference, the spokesman for the Presidential Palace Aimal Faizi said Afghan Security Forces will take full control of Uruzgan, Kapisa and Parwan provinces, followed later by all Afghanistan’s provincial capitals.

Faizi also added that the security responsibilities of 122 administrative districts throughout the country would also be handed to Afghan soldiers and police. Eight provinces, 11 provincial capitals and 40 districts have already been transferred since the process began last July.

Afghan forces are due to take over full security duties by 2014.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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