Afghan Army to begin second phase of security transition

14 October 2011 (Last Updated October 14th, 2011 04:35)

The Afghan National Army (ANA) will begin the second phase of security transition from the coalition forces next month, Afghanistan Defence Ministry officials said.

The Afghan National Army (ANA) will begin the second phase of security transition from the coalition forces next month, Afghanistan Defence Ministry officials said.

The Nato officials said that the army will take over security responsibilities of some other regions from the coalition forces during the second phase of security transition.

The officials did not disclose the provinces that will be handed over to Afghan forces, according to Khaama News.

During the first phase of the transfer, Afghan security forces took over the security responsibilities for seven regions including the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah city.

Nato officials said that the total transition could be completed by the end of 2014.