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US donates military equipment to Afghans

US donates military equipment to Afghans

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Nov 05, 2020 - 18:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US has donated hundreds of Humvee vehicles, 10 helicopters ,four A-29 aircraft and other military equipment to Afghan forces as part of Washington’s continued military cooperation, according to a statement on Thursday.

First Deputy Minister of Defense Shah Mahmoud Miakhel and US Commander Lt. Gen. John Deedrick said today the US and NATOinfo-icon are continuing to support Afghan security forces as they reduce their forces in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Shahmahmood Miakhil, First Deputy Minister of National Defense, thanked the United States of America and said: "These tools and equipment will be used to ensure the security of the people."

“Preservation of the Afghan Security Forces is of vital importance to Afghanistan’s long-term stability and security”, said Lt. Gen. Deedrick.

The US donated 1,383 HUMVEEs and 55 Mobile Strike Force vehicles, 10 helicopters and 4 A-29 aircraft this year.

They also donated hundreds of night vision goggles, uniforms, equipment, medical supplies, facilities and ammunition.

Over the past year, the US delivered $574 million dollars of equipment to the Afghan government and our security forces as we fight terrorism and provide security for our people.

The US will transfer $102 million more in equipment in the near future. US assistance and cooperation with the National Defense and Security Forces will continue and this relationship will remain stable.

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