Afghan Army raises new Military Corps

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Afghan Army raises new Military Corps

ISLAMABAD - Afghan Army raises new Military Corps for the North, defence ministry has announced.

The minister of defense Asadullah Khalid has said that the 217th Corps of the army will be established.

Speaking during a security conference in RS compound in northern Balkh province, Khalid said considering the vast swathes of territory in the north and large population living in northern provinces, the leadership of the government and defense institutions have reached to a conclusion that the existing forces are not enough to provide proper security to people.

Khalid further added that the 217th Corps of the Afghan military will be inaugurated as per President Ashraf Ghani’s order in coming weeks.

He also added that the leadership of the ministry of defense considers segregation of duties and changes should be incorporated in leadership and opinion to lead the war in the North.

In other parts of his speech, Khalid reiterated that the enemies have plans and programs for war and preparing to further intensify conflict to gain more privileges in peace talks.