TAWDE KHABARE: ALP TO Expands Combat Role Under New Strategy
Officials from the directorate of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) said on Tuesday that under the new US war strategy, the local police forces will take on more responsibilities in the fight against insurgents on the battlefields.
The head of the directorate, Ghulam Mohammad Azizi Gharnai, said currently the local police are responsible for maintaining security of 40 percent of the country. However, they expect the number of troops to increase in the near future.
In this episode of Tawde Khabare, host Zabiullah Sadat discusses the topic with the following guests:
Ghafoor Ahmad Jawed, a political analyst
Amanullah Hotaki, a former head of Uruzgan provincial council
Ibrahim Rahimi, a civil society activist
Sayed Qareeb Sadat, a member of Logar provincial council