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afghan-army-abandons-another-district-in-helmand.php The Long War Journal : Afghan Army abandons another district in Helmand

BY BILL ROGGIO | February 21st, 2016 | admin@longwarjournal.org | @billroggio

Yesterday, the Afghan National Army withdrew from two bases in the district of Musa Qala in Helmand. Today, we learn that the Afghan Army also withdrew from the district of Now Zad.


It appears that the Afghan military doesn’t intend to return to the bases anytime soon. As TOLONews reported, the bases are said to have been destroyed as the troops left:


Major general Mohammad Moeen Faqir, commander of 215 Maiwand Army Corps said Sunday that Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have withdrawn from three bases in Musa Qala and Nawzad districts in a move to improve security situations in the volatile province.


The three bases evacuated by the Afghan army are Sher Ghazian and Roshan tower bases in Musa Qala and Dahni base in Nawzad district.

According to members of the provincial council, 400 ANA troops were deployed in each base.


The ANA allegedly torched all three bases after leaving them. Security forces also reportedly evacuated the area under tight security from air and ground.

Helmand provincial council has criticized the ministry of defense for taking such a decision and warns of dire consequences. Scissors-32x32.png

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