Afghan forces capable of ensuring security independently: NSC


Kabul: The Afghan National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday stated that the country’s security forces were capable of ensuring security in Afghanistan on their own.
Meanwhile, Rahmatullah Andar spokesman of NSC said that “The international community also agrees that Afghan forces carried out 96 percent of operations independently.”
“We are in the frontline of the counter-terrorism war and defense and protection of this land and people, and it is not a temporary responsibility, but a permanent obligation,” Andar added.
These statements from NSC come as the U.S. President Joe Biden and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday declared a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan by September 11.
This is while Secretary General Stoltenberg in a joint conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at NATO headquarters in Brussels late Wednesday underlined that NATO would continue to assist Afghanistan.