Camp Morehead

Camp Morehead handed over to Afghan Special Forces

The US forces handed over Camp Morehead headquartered in Rish Khor, located in the southern outskirt of Kabul, to Afghan Special Forces on Tuesday, May 11, said a statement issued by the Special Operation Corps.

As per the statement, the US forces used the camp to train and advice Afghan security forces.

While taking over the camp, Haibatullah Alizai, the Special Operation Corps Commander, thanked NATO forces, particularly the US forces, for their cooperation with the Afghan defense and security forces over the past years.

Describing commando forces as professional and capable, the corps commander assured that they are capable to defend Afghanistan independently against its enemies.

It is the third camp handed over to Afghan forces since the US forces started their withdrawal from Afghanistan following US President Joe Biden announcement on the withdrawal. On April 14, President Biden announced that all US forces would leave the country by September 11.

Earlier in April, the Ministry of Defense announced that Camp New Antonik, located in the southern Helmand province, was handed over to Afghan defense and security forces.

German forces handed over Camp Mike Spann, located on the southwestern edge of the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital city of the northern Balk province, to Afghan 209 Shaheen Military Corps on May 05.

On the other hand, the US Central Command has said in a new press release that the US has retrograded the equivalent of approximately 104 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan and has turned over more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for destruction.

As of May 10, the “US Central Command estimates that we have completed between 6-12% of the entire retrograde process,” the Command noted.