A Student of the Safar School smiles while listening to local elders speak about security and education in Garmsir -Afghanistan.

Garmsir district continues progress in education with Safar School construction [Image 6 of 12] by DVIDSHUB on Flickr.

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole.

Coalition force members provide security during an operation in Nerkh district, Wardak province, Afghanistan. The purpose of the operation was to detain a high level Taliban high-profile attack facilitator. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney, 15 OCT 2013.)

Weapon cleaning by The U.S. Army on Flickr.
Afghan forces to take on security lead for Nad-e Ali

Afghanistan’s own forces will take lead responsibility for delivering security in a number of new areas across the country - including the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand where British forces operate.

The latest phase of the Transition process, announced by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, demonstrates continuing progress in the development of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

All of Afghanistan will have begun the process of transition by the end of 2013 and the ANSF will be leading on security operations in all provinces by the end of 2014.


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