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    19/10/07

    On Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, a ceremony was organized in Afghan school commando to the advantage of 700 Afghan soldiers of the 203rd body newly awarded a diploma.


















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    looks like we finally manage to progress with developing of ANA
    good!

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    Anyone know what their mission will be? Just watched the video, wow. They look really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10th albatross View Post
    Anyone know what their mission will be?
    I'll hazard a guess and say it's to kill or capture members of Taliban, Al Qaida, or criminals and warlords operating against the Afghan government. But, there is a chance I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10th albatross View Post
    Anyone know what their mission will be? Just watched the video, wow. They look really good.
    In the video he says that objective it is that it is a light infantry as the American rangers

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    How does an Afghan become an ANA SF operator? Anyone know the requirements?

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    forget calling them the ANA....they are the BMF's!

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    Nice pix; a couple of captions to add:
    http://militaryphotos.net/forums/sho...ak#post2668847





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    Soldiers from the First Commando Kandak (battalion) of the Afghan national army stand in formation at their graduation from commando training. The kandak is part of the ANA's 201st Corps and began commando training at Camp Morehead on May 5. The training, supply, logistics and operations were done by mentors from Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, French special forces, and MPRI. Five more kandaks will be trained at Camp Morehead by the fall of 2008, and then the camp will be turned over to the ANA to become their commando training camp. One of the featured speakers for the graduation, Brig. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, CSTC-A, said to the more than 600 graduates, "Your training the past twelve weeks has not been easy. You have undergone a rigorous program. Not everyone that started the program finished this training. You did, because of your determination and dedication to your country. Congratulations to all of you on this magnificent achievement." Today's graduation is another milestone towards the Afghan national army achieving primacy. The First Commando Kandak is an advanced infantry that will be called upon to rapidly respond to a variety of conventional and special operations missions.

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    An Afghan National Army (ANA) commando, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, stands with his gun after a mock raid to arrest masked opponents during a training exercise in the Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. Afghanistan's national army, built up from scratch since the fall of the Taliban regime, is to graduate this week its first commando battalion, the latest step towards it being able to secure the country on its own and let foreign troops leave

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    Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, stand with their guns after a mock raid to arrest masked opponents during a training exercise in the Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2007


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    Afghan national army commando soldiers assault a building during their final training exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan. This exercise is the culmination of 90 days of rigorous training provided by U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan special forces instructors to give these commandos advanced infantry and leadership training.

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    Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, run in a mock raid during a training exercise in the Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2007


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    Afghan national army soldiers undergoing commando training, prepare to assault a dwelling during their final exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan. These Afghan soldiers have gone through a rigorous 90-day training program under the guidance of U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan special forces. The U.S. and Afghan instructors teach them advanced infantry tactics and leadership skills. The commandos will be used to fight the ongoing insurgency and terrorism plaguing the countryside. This is the first battalion to train here and to graduate commando training.

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    An Afghan commando instructor plays the opposition force during the commando battalion's final exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan. The commando training is 90 days long and is designed to give these Afghan soldiers training in advanced infantry skills.

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    A masked commando of the Afghan National Army (ANA), part of the first Afghan commando battalion, fires as the opposing force during a training exercise in the Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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    Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, masked as opponents walk during training in Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

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    An Afghan commando instructor plays the opposition force during the commando battalion's final exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan. The commando training is 90 days long and is designed to give these Afghan soldiers training in advanced infantry skills.

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    An Afghan National Army (ANA) commando, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, searches the area during a training exercise in the Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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    An Afghan National Army (ANA) commando, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, blends in with the arid vegetation as he holds his gun as he controls the area during a training in Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 18, 2007.



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    A masked training opponent playing role of a killed enemy fighter lies on the ground as the Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, are seen on the back ground during a training in Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 18, 2007. Afghanistan's national army, built up from scratch since the fall of the Taliban regime, is to graduate this week its first commando battalion, the latest step towards the army being able to secure the country on its own and let foreign troops leave.

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    An Afghan National Army (ANA) commando, part of the first Afghan commando battalion, carries his colleague during an exercise, who was symbolically wounded during a raid in the Rishkhur district on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2007.



    http://militaryphotos.net/forums/sho...8&postcount=40

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    An Afghan national army commando trainee participates in a mock assault by crouching down to lower his profile while providing suppressing fire in Kabul, Afghanistan. This exercise is the culmination of 90 days of rigorous training provided by Afghan and U.S. Army Special Forces instructors to give these commandos advanced infantry and leadership training

    http://militaryphotos.net/forums/sho...8&postcount=74



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    Afghan national army commando trainees look for insurgents in a training village during their final exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan. This is the first battalion of Afghan commandos to graduate and will soon fight against Taliban and enemy insurgents. This exercise is the culmination of 90 days of advanced infantry and leadership training provided by U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan special forces.

    http://militaryphotos.net/forums/sho...8&postcount=49


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    Afghan commandos, with the help of coalition forces, drive to a joint mission to arrest a weapons dealer in a village near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 12.


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    An Afghan commando pulls security for a joint mission to arrest a weapons dealer in a village near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 12.


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    An Afghan commando pulls security during a joint mission to arrest a weapons dealer in a village near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 12.


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    Afghan commandos, with the help of coalition forces, look for weapons and other items during a joint mission to arrest a weapons dealer in a village near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 12.


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    An Afghan commando radios back to his command to report on joint mission to arrest a weapons dealer in a village near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 12.


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    Afghan commandos return to their base after completing a joint mission with coalition forces to arrest a weapons dealer in a village near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 12.

    http://militaryphotos.net/forums/sho...1&postcount=36


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    Dust is kicked up by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter landing at Morehead Commando Training Camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2007.


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    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates arrives at Morehead Commando Training Camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2007


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    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives a tour of Morehead Commando Training Camp from Afghan National Army Lt. Col. M. Farid Ahmadi in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2007


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    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, center, receives a briefing from U.S. Army Capt. Edwin Sanford during a tour of Morehead Commando Training Camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2007


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    Afghan National Army soldiers practice clearing a room under the watchful eye of their U.S. Army instructor during training at Morehead Commando Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 4, 2007. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited the for mer Taliban training ground to get a firsthand look at how it's been transformed to train Afghan army commandos. DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby


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    Afghan National Army members receive training on the proper way to clear a room at Morehead Commando Training Camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2007.

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    Les 700 élèves de l’Afghan Commando School ont participé à un exercice de synthèse grandeur nature. Ils ont restitué les savoir-faire acquis lors de leur formation de 12 semaines et démontré leurs aptitudes à faire partie des nouveaux kandaks d’élite de l’armée afghane.
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    The 700 recruits of the "Afghan Commando school" participated in a large exercise. They showed they can use the skills, learned during the 12-week training, and that they are fit to be a part of the new Kandaks, the elite of the Afghan army


    Participation des soldats afghans à un exercice de synthèse
    Afghan soldiers are taking part in a final exercise

    Commando afghan en appui
    Afghan commando providing support

    Assaut du commando
    Commandos advancing

    Progression du commando
    Commandos advancing

    Assaut du commando
    Attack by the commandos

    Arrivée du commando à proximité du bâtiment
    Commando getting closer to the building

    Inspection du bâtiment.
    Inspecting the building

    Un assaut sous l'oeil vigilant des instructeurs français
    Attack under the watchful eye of the French instructors

    Portrait d'un commando afghan.
    Portrait of an Afghan commando

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    Did the ANA purchases those Minimi's and MAG's or were they donated like those Diemaco C7/C8's?

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    These are the first pics I have seen of Afganistan forces not carrying ak47's. To someone like me who is looking completely outside of the envelope, they appear to be getting better equipment which can only be excellent news for the future.

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    very good! thx lads

    ^well those are SF, regular ANA member and police still use older weapons


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    Fantastic thread, thanks everyone for posting the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muang View Post
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    What type of headdress is this? Or is it just a over-sized beret?

    On another note, I've noticed many of the soldiers use back up sights on their carbines. Since many of them don't have optics mounted, wouldn't it be wiser to use the carry handle type sights? The back up ones look so flimsy and fiddly (considering one needs to fold them up to use, and fold them down when not in use to prevent damage). What's the deal? Do m4s still come from the factory with detachable carry handles or have they been discarded altogether to save cost?

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    Some magnificant pics!

    They sure are looking bad ass and I can't wait to hear more news about future missions and what not.

    Thanks for sharing!

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