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80pc of Afghan areas secure: ISAF

80pc of Afghan areas secure: ISAF

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Mar 26, 2013 - 20:01

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): The security situation in 80 percent areas of Afghanistaninfo-icon is stable, the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Tuesday.

Afghan security personnel would gin complete control across the country by the end of this spring, said Gunter Katz, spokesman of the NATOinfo-icon-led force.

Following the 2014 end to its combat mission, ISAF would train and advise Afghan forces, he told reporters in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Many operations were successfully and independently conducted by the local forces that had become capable of defeating the Talibaninfo-icon, he said.

The Afghan forces were faced with problems in developing a full-fledged air force and ISAF would train them to address the issue, he promised.

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