Italian advisors provide ANA with periodic training ‘at home’
In order to keep Afghan forces on the front lines in the fight against the enemies of Afghanistan, NATO advisors find ways to provide their Afghan partners periodic training, advising, and assisting wherever they are.
22 Jan 2018
CAMP ARENA, Afghanistan – Italian advisors are bringing training capabilities to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces wherever they are located.
In order to keep the ANDSF on the front lines in the fight against the enemies of Afghanistan, NATO advisors find ways to provide their Afghan partners with vital training and support where they are.
A team from the Italian military with Train, Advise, Assist Command – West recently traveled to Kushki Kuhna district, approximately 80 km north of the TAAC-W headquarters in Herat, to provide the Afghan National Army’s 207th Corps with periodic training "at home.”
"The activity of Italian instructors, in addition to a concrete contribution in the planning phase of operations, is showing its effects on the field with the successes obtained by the (Afghan) National Army,” said Major General Mohammad Nasser Hedayat, commander of the ANA’s 207th Corps. "It led to the displacement of some terrorist cells and the establishment of new advanced bases, which are useful for greater control of the territory.”
The Italian advisors provided support to the ANA in planning and in command and control of an important operation to combat a local terrorist cell. No Italian soldiers were employed in combat roles during the operations.
A representative of the district’s village leaders attended activities during the PTAA and confirmed local Afghan approval and gratitude for the work the ANDSF is doing to counter enemies of Afghanistan and guarantee a safe and prosperous future in their country.