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ANA could not harness insurgents in Dangam with all efforts being made: ANA-GFC

(Last Updated On: December 23, 2014)

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Afghan Senate House summoned security officials on Tuesday session to provide their justifications regarding the deterioration of security in the country especially about the ongoing clashes in Dangam district of Kunar province between Afghan forces and the anti-government armed militant groups.

Afghan National Army Ground Forces Commander (ANA-GFC), Lieutenant General Murad Ali Murad criticized U.S. forces supporting Afghan troops and stated that we have struggled a lot to harness the insurgents but we could partially calm the situation temporarily and if we could not support our forces through air we will have a lot of causalities.

He also declared his concerns about the recent statements being made by Pentagon saying, if the United States of America stops chasing and targeting Taliban insurgents, they will be accountable for people and the history.

“They have fought against the people whom they now says that “being Taliban does not mean they will be targeted by the US” for 13 years and they are accountable for this war, if they call them friends it is untrustworthy,” he said.

Recently Pentagon stated that after the end of the year 2014 the U.S. will not target Afghan Taliban leader and other Taliban insurgents unless they pose a direct threat to the United States.

On the other hand Akramuddin Yawar, Administrative Deputy of Ministry of Interior criticized security policies during the last 13 years stating that there is no coordination between security institutions.

The main concerns expressed by security officials regarding Dangam clashes were the lack of air defense equipments.

NATO combat mission will be completely over in another one week and according to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) signed between Kabul-Washington and NATO Status of Force Agreement (NSFA), the United States is obliged to support Afghan forces in combat missions upon the request by Afghanistan.

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