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THE Afghan National Army took
another step forward in their road
to independent operations when 3rd
Kandak, 4th Bde took full control of
Patrol Base Wali after a transfer of
authority ceremony on October 7.
Due to their operational success
across the Mirabad Valley region and
Khas Uruzgan with help from Australian
mentors, the 3rd Kandak is the first ANA
kandak in Uruzgan province to take
operational control and be completely
independent of their coalition counter-
CO 3rd Kandak Lt-Col Ghafoor was
optimistic about taking complete control
of the area and felt the kandak would be
a model for the 4th Bde and the ANA as
"It's a very joyful day for the Afghan
forces because they have realised that
they can defend their own country, their
own area without the help of a foreign
force," he said.
"The ANA have now reached a level
where they can stand up against the
enemy and they can defend themselves
as well as this country.
"We are sad that the Australians are
leaving because we have built a rela-
tionship with them and become good
friends, but at the same time we are very
happy that they will leave us to reunite
with their families."
CO 3RAR Lt-Col Trent Scott said
it was an historic day for both the
Australians and Afghans in Uruzgan
province and he looked forward to see-
ing the kandak succeed.
"This is a big step to complete inde-
pendence," he said.
Incoming Combined Team Uruzgan
commander Col Simon Stuart addressed
Wali in Afghan hands
The ANA 4th Bde's 3rd Kandak takes complete responsibility for Patrol Base Wali
the 3rd Kandak at the transfer of author-
"The 3rd Kandak of the 4th Bde will
stand on its own two feet and take the
fight to the enemy," he said. "You are at
the forefront of transition in Afghanistan.
"You should face the future with con-
fidence, because you have proven your-
self ready and worthy."
Independence: Australian and Afghan National Army troops salute during a handover ceremony at Patrol Base Wali in the Mirabad Valley.
Photos by Cpl Hamish Paterson
Over to you:
of the 3RAR
a soldier of
3 Kandak at
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