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Afghan Special Operations Command to double in size

1st September 2017 - 13:43 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) officially transitioned into a Special Operations Corps on 20 August, which will see the organisation almost double in size to counter a resurgent Taliban.

 An activation ceremony, launching the evolution of ANASOC from a division to corps strength, took place at the ANASOC Training Centre in Camp Morehead, close to the capital Kabul.

The event was witnessed by the commander of US CENTCOM, Gen Joseph Votel, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen John Nicholson, and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani.

 Currently comprising ten Kandaks, the expansion of ANASOC into

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