Video Duration 48 minutes 40 seconds
From: Witness

Afghanistan’s Own Battle: On the front line

We followed Afghan National Army soldiers during their first year fighting the Taliban in Helmand without NATO support.

When NATO forces first started withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2014, the Afghan National Army were left to defend the extremely dangerous Helmand province from increasingly bold Taliban offensives.

This film follows a unit of the Afghan National Army during 2013/2014, their first year fighting the Taliban in Helmand without NATO support.

For the young soldiers, war meant a steady job even if they were paid irregularly and had to get by with insufficient supplies and substandard equipment.

This was the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of Afghan soldiers.