360 ANA Pledge to Fight Terrorists till ‘Last Breath’
BALKH, Afghanistan – At least 360 Afghan National Army (ANA) took oath of allegiance to fight terrorists “till their last breath”, said the Ministry of Defense Monday morning, deploying them in north battle against the known Taliban insurgents.
According to the authorities, these soldiers will be deployed in Northern provinces, including #Balkh and Takhar, where security threats are at its peak.
“360 ANA soldiers took oath of allegiance in Balkh Prov. Yesterday,” said MoD in a tweet. “These soldiers will be deployed to northern Prov and in order to defend lives and properties of Afghans.”
“They pledged to fight terrorists until their last breaths and will not allow them to harass our compatriots,” the tweet added.
This came amid a widespread concern over a rising insecurity that has targeted locals and civilians in northern provinces – mainly Balkh and Takhar, where reportedly several districts are under severe influences of the #Taliban.