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Afghan forces prepare for NATO withdrawal
Al Jazeera joins an Afghan army unit in the south for a glimpse of how they might operate on their own.
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 08:02

Only 18 among 300 Afghan army battalions could operate independently without coalition advisers, according to the US military.

But the Afghans are under pressure to take charge of more and more security in their country as NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith joined one Afghan army unit in the south of the country for a glimpse of how they might operate on their own.

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