KABUL - The commander of Afghan National Army Ground Forces Gen. Murad Ali Murad has rejected the plan by first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum to fight the Taliban insurgents.
The first vice president had earlier proposed to establish 20,000 militia forces for the repression of the Taliban fighters.
Gen. Dostum had proposed that the militia forces should along side the Afghan National Army forces to fight against the Taliban insurgents.
However, Gen. Murad said Sunday that the establishment of parallel forces and outside the formation of the Afghan National Security forces (ANSF) is not acceptable, the BBC reported.
He said if such plans are implemented then the forces should be established within the frame of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.
Gen. Murad insisted that the Afghan National Army (ANA) consist of professional units and are capable to respond to all requirements of the country.
In regards to the reports suggesting the growing operations of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operations in the country, Gen. Murad said the Afghan army forces have not encountered with such insurgents so far.
However, he warned that the Islamic State is posing more threats to the Central Asia countries. (KP)