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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Qalat (BNA) Afghan and coalition forces conducted operation in Zabul province last night, in which 4 armed Taliban insurgents were arrested. 
Shadi Khan Governor of Shahr-i-Safa district of Zabul said to BNA, this operation conducted by Afghan and foreign forces in the south center of Shar-i-Safa district, and four armed Taliban insurgents were arrested. 
According to him, the aim of this operation was to arrest a local Taliban commander Mullah Shokor. Still it is not clear that this person arrested or not, but ISAF press statement said that in this operation a commander of Taliban with his followers have been arrested. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Helmand (BNA) A large narcotic cache of Taliban was discovered in Helmand province yesterday. 
This cache was discovered in operation of Afghan and NATO forces from outskirts of Baghran district of that province. 
According to NATO press statement, nearly 750 kg of heroin, opium, and hashish, and 910 kg of explosive materials were discovered from this cache. 
It is said that in this operation several cache of arms and narcotic of Taliban were discovered. 
In this statement, NATO said nothing about casualties of Afghan, NATO and civilians in this operation. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The authorities of the Afghan defense ministry says that the Chicago conference that will be held within a few days will discuss international support towards Afghanistan in the coming ten years after 2014. 
General Mohammad Zahir Azimi spokesperson of the Defense Ministry told a press conference that in the Chicagoi Conference discussions will take place on support and guarantee of the international community to Afghanistan (ANA) in the ten years after 2014 and equipment of the national army of Afghanistan will be specified. 
The real expectation of the Afghan Defense Ministry of the Chicago Conference is that after 2014 the national army of Afghanistan should be self-sufficient and have high capacities and high combat and defense capability to be able to defend national independence, national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. 
Azimi added that we expect the international community to focus its attention towards equipping of the Afghan air force, supplying of armored forces, support elements and be self-sufficient in defensive terms. 
He stressed that if the peace process and reintegration succeeds the training and financing centers of the insurgency outside Afghanistan should be fully eliminated. 
Under such condition after 2015 reduction will be brought about in the number of the armed forces. 
He stressed that it is expected that the third phase of security transition will be started till the holding of the Chicago conference. 
It should be noted that for the annual expenses of the security foundations of Afghanistan USD four thousand and one hundred billion have been anticipated and that USD 500 million will be provided by Afghanistan and the rest by the international community.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The regions that are included in the third phase of security transition will be specified in the coming week, said Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai chairman of the transition commission from the international forces to the Afghan forces. 
He told the media that president Karzai will declare the names of the regions at the National Security Council Meeting which will come under the security transition of the third phase. 
He noted that the security of the region delivered to the Afghan forces in the second phase has improved and it has met the satisfaction of the people. 
At the press conference the US ambassador to Kabul and civilian and military representatives of ISAF were also present. 
It is said that in the second phase of transition almost 50% of all Afghanistan had come under the security cover of Afghan forces and it is possible that in the third phase 15% of the remaining regions of the country to be delivered to the Afghan forces.