1200 US Soldiers leaving Nimroz
Sun Jun 17, 11:55 am
About twelve hundred US Soldiers are preparing to leave south-western Nimroz province within the next two months.
The General Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, who visited Nimroz province to assess the withdrawal of his forces, said the Afghan forces were ready to take responsibility for security in their country after the gradual withdrawal of NATO and ISAF forces from Afghanistan.
During the meeting with the troops, Allen said now the Afghan forces are able to provide security to a larger part of their country.
“We won’t do things to surprise all. Our battle against terrorism is ending and our forces have begun their plan to go home. Our forces are leaving Afghanistan, but the most important thing is the proper transfer of security responsibilities because the Afghans are the owner of this country and can ensure the security of their country in correct ways as they are familiar to their citizens,” Allen said.
“We have over six hundred small and big military camps in Afghanistan. Based on the needs, our forces are transferred from one to camp to another but we will close all these camps by the end of 2014,” Allen said stressing the need to complete the transition process by 2014.
Though, NTO will remove all combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the French troops will leave before the end of 2012, according to recent statements by recently elected French President Hollande.