Afghan National Defense Security Forces received more than 1000 Humvees, a dozen aircrafts and military equipment, according to the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan, amid deadline for the United States to withdrawal its forces still in Afghanistan upon an agreement inked with the Taliban in February.
“The US donated 1,383 HUMVEEs and 55 Mobile Strike Force vehicles, 10 helicopters and 4 A-29 aircraft to #ANDSF this year,” said the MoD in a tweet.
“They also donated hundreds of night vision goggles, uniforms, equipment,medical supplies, facilities & ammunition,” the MoD added.
Shah Mahmood Miakhil, First Dep. of the MoD, said the “tools and equipment” offered will be used by Afghan security forces to ensure safety to the people throughout Afghanistan.
These tools and equipment will be used to ensure the security of the people,” he said. “US assistance & cooperation will continue & this relationship will remain stable.”
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General John Deedrick, commander of Combined Security Transition Command –Afghanistan (CSTC-A), said, “preservation of the Afghan Security Forces is of vital importance to Afghanistan’s long-term stability and security.”
The United States offer came at a time its forces are due to return home from the country, where they have served and trained Afghan forces for over two decades. The withdrawal is part of the agreement signed with the Taliban insurgents earlier this year for peace and stability in Afghanistan.