[QODLink]
Asia
French train Afghan police ahead of drawdown
French soldiers train recruits to implement rule of law ahead of their withdrawal this year.
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 17:13

The National Police Training Academy in Wardak is where French soldiers train new recruits for the Afghan police force.

They perform many types of drills, from mob control and manning checkpoints, to responding to attacks.

By the time the French soldiers pull out - scheduled for the end of this year - the recruits will take over security responsibility in Afghanistan.

Their primary mission will be to spread the rule of law in a country beset by decades of war.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Afghanistan.

88

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.