Afghan Troops

  • US commandos hand over troubled area to Afghans March 30, 2013

    Kabul: US special operations forces handed over their base in a strategic region of eastern Afghanistan to local Afghan commandos on Saturday, a senior US commander said. The withdrawal from Nirkh district meets a demand by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that US forces leave the area after allegations that the...
  • Obama to meet Karzai to discuss transition September 20, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Tuesday during which the two leaders would be discussing the transition process, a presidential aide has said. "This is the first meeting the President will have with Karzai since we rolled out our plan for a transition, so...
  • Afghan mission is 'war of necessity', says Obama August 18, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said the mission in Afghanistan was "a war of necessity" as al Qaeda was still plotting against the US. However, he said the Iraq mission -- which he has repeatedly criticised as "a war of choice" -- will end in 2011. Addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars...