Sunday, October 9, 2016

Afghan Security News Update

Georgia Continues Mission in Afghanistan. The country of Georgian, the largest non-NATO contributor to the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, is rotating another of its battalions into the war-torn country. The 32nd Battalion has completed its initial training in Georgia, followed by exercises at military bases in Germany. The unit will serve as peacekeepers for several months. Read more in "Georgian peacekeepers depart for Afghan mission",, October 5, 2016.

Afghan's AWOL from Military Training in U.S. In less than two years at least forty-four Afghan military members have gone missing from U.S. training programs. It is thought that they are now living in the U.S. (and perhaps Canada) illegally. Read more in a news report by Reuters, October 6, 2016.

Two US Military Members Injured. Resolute Support HQs reported that two service members were injured on Saturday, October 8th due to an incident with an Improvised Explosive Device in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

Taliban Overrun Another Helmand District. The Taliban temporarily seized control of another district in the strife-torn province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan. On October 2 (Sunday) it was reported that the government lost control of Nawa district. The district's chief of police was killed during the attack. The district had fallen to the Taliban in August 2016 but it was recaptured by Afghan security forces. Spokesperson from Resolute Support HQs says that the district center is back under the control of government forces. So . . . a small group of buildings inside a government compound is controlled by the Afghan security forces; one wonders who controls the rest of the district. Read more in "Taliban Overruns Another District in Helmand", Threat Matrix - The Long War Journal, October 3, 2016.

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