Afghan government to take over foreign troop installations
Sun Jul 29, 1:09 pm
Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials say all installations of foreign forces may come under control of the Afghan government after the international forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
Currently there are about 1,300 garrisons, camps, and forward operating bases that were set up and are currently used by foreign troops in the country that will be submitted to the government of Afghanistan under a special commission, MoD deputy spokesman Dawlat Wazir said.
The withdrawal of the foreign forces will be completed by the end of 2014 and all the security responsibilities will be handed over to Afghan forces.
Earlier, some published reports had said that the foreign forces would destroy all of their bases before leaving Afghanistan.
The Wolesi Jirga, or the Lower House of the Parliament, has already demanded that NATO must handover all of their installations to the Afghan government when they withdraw from Afghansitan.
Recently, President Karzai ordered the Afghan Ministry of Defense to record the assets of all foreign forces related to each transition phase and to then affect a handover of those assets to the government.
Wazir added the capabilities of Afghan National Army (ANA) have increased and they were able to carry out operations independently.