Elite forces are able to plan 12 targeted operations and execute 18 immediate operations against the terrorists
Special Operation Forces Can Conduct 30 Ops in 24 Hours
The Afghan special operation forces are capable of simultaneously conducting 30 anti-terror operations within 24 hours in various regions of the country, the commander of Afghan special forces brigade general Bismillah Waziri said on Thursday.
He said the elite forces were able to plan at least 12 targeted operations and execute 18 immediate operations against the terrorists.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said that these forces will be extremely important in fighting the more than 20 terror groups in Afghanistan.
“More than twenty terrorist groups are fighting in Afghanistan and regional intelligence services are supporting them,” said MoD spokesman Dawlat Waziri.
These special forces will be merged within the framework of an army brigade once their numbers have doubled, a defense ministry official said on Thursday.
The special operation forces are considered as the most elite and professional officers in the ranks of Afghan national army and are assigned the most difficult missions in the war.
“We are providing professional training, including modern equipment and facilities to ensure our victory,” said Mohammad Akbar, an officer of Afghan special operation forces.
“I will defend my country till the last drop of my blood,” said another officer Abdul Khaliq.
During the military training, these forces are taught the use of the latest weapons and munitions. Special operation forces are also tasked to forge better coordination and harmony with the air forces and other forces during combat.
“With these bomber aircraft, we can hit important targets,” said Afghan special operation forces officer Hekmatullah.
“We have devices with GPS which can maintain communications from anywhere in Afghanistan,” said another officer Taj Mohammad.
“The special operations brigade will be converted to a special operations corps within the framework of Afghanistan national army.” Said Bismillah Waziri, the commander of special operation brigade.
Up to 1,000 elite soldiers will complete their first phase training mission that will last 14 weeks.
As part of a four-year security plan, Kabul plans to beef up the country’s elite Special Forces and efforts are underway to improve its air force.