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Coalition Forces to Responsibly Leave Afghanistan: NATO

Coalition Forces  to Responsibly Leave  Afghanistan: NATO

KABUL - ISAF spokesman, Gunter Katz on Monday said that the international forces would gradually and responsibly leave Afghanistan, an assertion comes after British defense minister announced withdrawal of thousands of his troops from Afghanistan by 2013.

Addressing a news conference in Kabul, the spokesman assured of a capable Afghan security forces to launch up to 80 percent of anti insurgents operation in the country.

The Afghan forces had gotten further trained and enabled to secure their country by 2014 after which the international forces would leave the country, the spokesman reassured.

He said the NATO had two years more to launch joint security and clearance operations in Afghanistan and is sure that the foreign forces withdrawal and the completion of the security transition process will go forward well.

The Afghan security forces would be trained and equipped more as well as cooperated for securing the country by our troops after 2014 if needed, he said.

NATO civilian spokesman, Dominic Middly also assured of continuing support for the Afghan forces and the international forces would financially support them, hoping they could be able to take security of their country by their own after 2014.

According to him, the international community financial commitment in Chicago and Tokyo was the indicative for a good and stable future for Afghanistan.

The transition process for security responsibility would advance well in mid 2013 throughout the country after 2014, the spokesman said adding the NATO forces would only play training, cooperative and consultative role with the Afghan security forces after the deadline. (Agencies)