Afghanistan launches a New Army to fight Taliban?

Afghanistan launches a New Army to fight Taliban?

KABUL - Military Corps in the west of Afghanistan on Monday said a number of soldiers from the territorial army will soon start a mission there.

According to the military corps officials, 300 soldiers from the territorial army have finished three-months' training under the instruction of Afghan and foreign trainers and soon they will be stationed in their areas to defend the people and country against the militants.

Major General Noorullah Qaderi, commander of 207 Zafar Military Corps, said the newly-trained soldiers will be stationed in a number of districts of western Herat and Ghor provinces and as they are familiar with their regions, will play a very effective role in maintaining security in those areas.

“You are familiar with the landscape and know about the areas. Also, people are with you and if you want to gain people’s support, many people will support you,” said Qaderi to the soldiers.

“The situation will change one hundred percent. The reason is that they are from those areas and they are familiar with the landscape. They will use all their abilities to support government forces,” Mohammad Haseb Akhundzada, commander of the 1st regiment of the military corps said.

Military officials said these soldiers have undertaken extensive training and are able to suppress Taliban.