Afghan forces prepare for US exit

US troops due to leave in 2014 but questions remain over whether Afghan counterparts will be ready.

    While the Afghan parliament has approved a strategic pact with the United States that sets out a long-term US role in the country, there are still many security concerns surrounding a planned troop withdrawal in 2014.

    Over the next year, the Afghan army and security forces are scheduled to take over posts and positions from their NATO counterparts.

    The Afghan troops, however, say they do not have the numbers, training or resources to take over the role effectively, as things stand.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Helmand province, Afghanistan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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