KABUL - The Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman on Tuesday said that the Afghanistan’s national security forces are entirely ready to take the security charge from the US and NATO forces by the end of this month.

December 9, 2014 8:53 AM

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“The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) is completely ready to provide security for the nation next year in 2015,” spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told journalists at a joint press briefing with NATO civilian spokesman Christopher Chambers. The comments came one day after the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops shut down a command center in Afghan capital of Kabul.

The US forces and NATO-led troops will switch from combat to support role - NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission - which will focus on training, advising and assisting Afghan forces by the end of this month. According to Sediqqi, the Afghan army and police will take full security responsibilities ...

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