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1,400 cadets graduate from military academy in Kabul

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 1,400 cadets graduated from the Kabul Military Training Academy the other day.

The Afghan National Army (ANA) on Sunday gained the additional troops after completion of a two-month training program. Tolonews reported that the troops would soon be deployed to the battlefields to fight insurgents.

According to the trainers at the military academy, the newly graduated batch of the troops would play important role in improvement of security. The graduates are ready to fight against the militant groups and defend the Afghan soil.

“Our request to anti-government groups is to join the peace process or else we are ready for any kind of defense against their moves,” Tolonews quoted Abdul Wasi, a fresh graduate of the military academy.

The local news channel quoted another graduate, Mohammad Asif, as saying: “We will not let the enemies [to] destabilize our country until we have spilt the last drop of our blood.”

Bahruddin, another officer, said that they were ready to serve the people in any circumstances and defend the country.

“The country’s enemies-led by Inter-Services Intelligence ISI [of Pakistan] – is not staying calm and push them [militants] to go to battle in order to keep the Afghan security forces busy but the ISI of Pakistan is unaware about the fact that we are always ready to thwart their plots,” Mohammad Amin Wahidi, a trainer in the academy, was quoted by Tolonews.

After the security transition in December 2014, Afghan security forces are independently fighting the Taliban and other insurgent groups. However, they still rely on US air support in the battlefields because the Afghan Air Force lacks modern gunship helicopters and fighter jets.