KABUL: (Middle East Press) According to officials, Afghanistan is slowly improving following the partial withdrawal of US-led forces from the battle-weary country.
Local residents and security officials in Afghanistan say the security situation has significantly improved in the volatile southern and eastern provinces, which were once the epicenters of the Taliban violence.
US-led forces have closed most of their military facilities in the southern, eastern and central regions of the violence-torn country.
Thousands of Afghan soldiers have assumed full responsibility for the security of several provinces.
Maidan Wardak Police Chief Khalil Andarab has recently said attacks have decreased drastically in the past few months.
He added “Attacks and insecurities in Maidan Wardak Province, especially on Kabul-Kandahar highway, have decreased by around 95 percent in the past 8 month.”
The US-led combat mission in Afghanistan ended on December 31, 2014. However, at least 13,500 foreign forces, mainly from the United States, have remained in Afghanistan in what Washington terms as a support mission.