The commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, said the Afghan Special Force units are prevailing against their enemies on the battlefields and in dismantling insurgent attacks.
He said Taliban must realize that they cannot win on the battlefield in the face of the growing capabilities of Afghan security forces.
"In the face of this pressure, the Taliban cannot win," Nicholson said. "Their choices are to reconcile, live in irrelevance, or die."
“The special forces, the special police, triple-three, triple-two, triple-four, the commandos, these have been very successful on the battlefield, so we are committed to doubling the size of these forces, so right now, for example, in the commando seventeen thousand in the GCPSU who you saw today outstanding soldiers. A similar number we are doubling this, there now will be units like this in every one of the major cities of Afghanistan,” said Nicholson
Majority of the officers serving in Afghan forces special units have been graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK.
“We start from combating drug and eliminating the terrorists. At the moment, we are on the frontline against international terrorism. One of the reasons of our success is that a lot of works have been done to build the capacity of the 333 Special Unit of Afghan National Police,” Sediqullah Kamin, an officer of the unit, told TOLOnews.
The Afghan National Police 333 Unit was the first group of the special forces which was established in 2002.