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ANSF survives critical fighting season in security lead

22nd October 2013 - 16:57 GMT | by Andrew White in London


It has been a critical year in the transition of security control to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) as Afghanistan prepares for the withdrawal of international forces at the end of 2014, a senior British Army commander has announced.

Speaking at the IISS in London on 22 October, Brig Rupert Jones, commander of 1 Mechanised Brigade on Operation Herrick 18, described how critical it had been for ANSF  to survive their first ‘fighting season’ as security lead in Helmand province.

‘The insurgents knew [2013] to be an important year,’ Jones said while describing insurgent objectives to gain media exposure in

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Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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