He told reporters that his visit to Khartoum comes within the framework of coordinating efforts of member states to support programmes and meet their financial and political commitments towards the ISAF
Whilst you recognise those efforts with this award It would not have been possible without the support of my wife Kendi and my family, you can't spend 12 weeks a year working for ISAF
for 20 years without such support.
Otherwise they should be closed; the final decision is the Afghan government's: whether the bases should be kept or destroyed"An ISAF
statement in the media said, "The decision process is a partnership that starts with a discussion between commanders and leaders at the provincial and district level, and then works its way up as a recommendation to the ministers of the government of Afghanistan through the Base Closure Commission, established with President Karzai's leadership back in 2011.
statement confirmed the attack by saying; "We can confirm that enemy forces attacked an ISAF
base in southern Afghanistan today.
said one member of the force had been killed in a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.
Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF
) service members died following a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device attack in Kabul, Afghanistan today" the ISAF
said in a statement.
It further said that all United States government and ISAF
cargo shipments are subject to inspection by Pakistani customs authorities.
The release did not reveal the nationalities of the victims under the ISAF
The statement did not disclose the nationalities of the victims, only saying "It is ISAF
policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
In a separate statement ISAF
announced that an International Security Assistance Force service member was killed during an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan.
From 2006 to 2011, ISAF
had been involved in increasingly more intensive combat operations in southern
The strategic landscape of Afghanistan is witnessing a steady but profound shift as the drawdown date of ISAF
(2014) is approaching.