[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
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.

67

Topics in this article
People
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
join our mailing list