Afghan army's resolve tested in Helmand

National army facing same challenges as US Marines, as operations are handed over in southwestern province.

    Afghanistan's southwestern province of Helmand has seen daily attacks by fighters ahead of the withdrawal of international troop in 2014.

    More than 900 NATO soldiers have died in and around the Helmand River Valley, but now the Afghan National Army has taken increased control in the province's conflict.

    With fighters often hiding near and among local civilians, Afghan forces now see themselves facing the same challenges as the US Marines that are increasingly taking a back seat in the efforts against the armed groups.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Nolay.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.