Afghan National Security Forces

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The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), also known as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), were the military and internal security forces of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. [1] [2]

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The Afghan National Security Forces consisted of:

NATO special operations forces trained, advised and assisted the ANASOC, SMW and GCPSU who were collectively known as the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF). [19] [20] [21] The ASSF was described as the "ANDSF’s primary offensive forces". [21]

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) was the state intelligence and security service and was part of the ANSF. [22] [23] The NDS reported directly to the Office of President. [24]

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