Security responsibility for the western city of Herat is being handed to Afghan forces, an official said. Afghanistan, 21th July 2011
Security responsibility for the western city of Herat is being handed to Afghan forces, an official said on Thursday.
Asil Din Jami, the deputy governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News that there will be two ceremonies to mark the transition.
The first ceremony will include head of the transition commission Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, as well as the Ministers of Defense, Energy and Power, Agriculture, Economy, and the Deputy Minister of Interior, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) representatives, and provincial officials.
The second ceremony will take place on the base of the Zafar Corp of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Guzara district. ISAF and Afghan military officials will give statements, after which security responsibility will be formally handed to Afghan forces.