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  International Security Assistance Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Authorized by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001, the ISAF was charged with securing Kabul and its nearby Bagram air base from Taliban and al Qaida elements and factional warlords, so as to allow for the establishment and security of the Afghan Transitional Administration headed by Hamid Karzai.
The responsibility for security throughout the whole of Afghanistan was to be given to the newly-constituted Afghan National Army.
Six have died under ISAF and OEF: one in a vehicle accident, one as a result of an accidental weapon discharge, one in an accidental civilian plane crash, one due to a heart attack and two in a roadside bombing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Security_Assistance_Force   (1886 words)

 War on Terrorism - CDI Fact Sheet: International Security Assistance Force (December 2002)
ISAF rules of engagement are closely linked to the terms of the Military-Technical Agreement of Dec. 31, 2001.
International and U.S. military officials have been wary of dispatching ISAF troops to other cities — something that would require and amendment to the UN resolution that established the force — although this opposition appears to be slowly eroding.
ISAF is also involved in the Joint Coordinating Body and the Committee for Intelligence Coordination, which meet periodically to discuss security issues, intelligence matters, and coordinated actions among these groups.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/isaf_dec02.cfm   (1064 words)

 International Security Assistance Force - ISAF 6
ISAF is a UN-mandated operation (United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR's) 1386, 1413, and 1444).
ISAF is operated under the auspices of NATO with Joint Force Command Brunssum in charge of overall operations.
ISAF currently runs Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) projects throughout the city, focusing on assessment of the provision of basic human needs such as fresh water, electric, power, and shelter, and by improving the existing infrastructure destroyed by 23 years of conflict.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/oef_orbat_isaf6.htm   (426 words)

 International Security Assistance Force Encyclopedia Article @   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Three Canadian soldiers were killed as part of ISAF (one in a suicide bombing and two in a roadside bombing) in the Afghan capital Kabul (with another 13 as part of OEF).
Five have died: one in a vehicle accident, one as a result of an accidental weapon discharge, one in an accidental civilian plane crash, and two in a roadside bombing.
Five soldiers have died as part of ISAF: one committed suicide, one was murdered by a comrade, one was killed in an accidental weapon discharge, one in an ambush by guerillas, and one in a suicide bombing. /encyclopedia/International_Security_Assistance_Force   (1910 words)

 NATO Topics - Afghanistan
ISAF’s role is to assist the Government of Afghanistan and the international community in maintaining security within the force’s area of operations.
ISAF supports the Afghan Government in expanding its authority across the country, and in providing a safe and secure environment conducive to democratic governance, the spread of the rule of law and reconstruction.
ISAF was created in accordance with the Bonn Conference, in December 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.
www.nato.int /issues/afghanistan   (392 words)

 NATO in Aghanistan - Factsheet
ISAF supports the Government of Afghanistan in expanding its authority to the rest of the country, and in providing a safe and secure environment conducive to free and fair elections, the spread of the rule of law, and the reconstruction of the country.
The CIMIC objectives are to assist the Commander of ISAF in his effort to support the Government of Afghanistan in maintaining and expanding security throughout the country, to support stabilisation, reconstruction and nation-building activities, and to co-operate with the International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
ISAF was created in accordance with Agreements resulting form the Bonn Conference, December 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.
www.nato.int /issues/afghanistan/040628-factsheet.htm   (2198 words)

 Operation Fingal: Index
Nineteen countries are providing troops to the International Security Assistance Force to assist the new Afghan Interim Authority with the provision of security and stability in Kabul.
ISAF provided assistance to the Afghan authorities after an avalanche struck the Salang Tunnel in February.
Subsequently, ISAF transport aircraft were heavily involved in providing the delivery of initial emergency supplies, and medical personnel assisted with the reception of casualties evacuated from the area.
www.operations.mod.uk /fingal   (625 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Second report on the activities of the International Security Assistance ...
Pursuant to paragraph 9 of Security Council resolution 1386 (2001) of 20 December 2001, I hereby submit a further report on the activities of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan for the consideration of members of the Council (see annex).
ISAF is now in the middle of carrying out the necessary roulement of a number of capabilities; it is important to maintain campaign coherence during the transition from one contingent to another, through careful and timely planning.
ISAF staff are involved in a number of working groups and consultative processes across the spectrum of United Nations activity in Afghanistan.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/d73c9adaa9bb195ec1256baa0040794d   (813 words)

 Letter/Annoncement - Expansion of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan - Montreal, 06 May, 2002
I also urge members of the Security Council to ensure that Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is implemented in Afghanistan, in particular through the mainstreaming of a gender perspective and the provision of gender training for the peacekeeping force as well as the inclusion of women peacekeepers.
Security is absolutely essential to peace in Afghanistan so that the Afghan Interim Administration can fully function throughout the country, the rights of women can be restored, reconstruction can begin, and desperately-needed assistance can be delivered to women and children.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his March 2002 report to the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council expressed the hope that the Security Council consider the existing Afghan and international security structures in Afghanistan to be inadequate to address the threat to security.
www.ichrdd.ca /english/prog/women/securityAfghanistanLetterUN.html   (436 words)

 Turkey has been Successful as the Leader of the International Force in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Three battalion-level task forces operate in the city: the Turkish task force in the west and southwest; the German task force in the north, center, and northwest; and the French task force in the north.
ISAF continues to find and confiscate a significant amount of weapons and ammunition, including rockets, unexploded ordnance, and air-defense systems, indicating that terrorist elements are experiencing increasing difficulties in their movements and planning.
International peacekeepers and Afghan forces have swooped on Taliban-al Qaeda hideouts in Kabul, arresting rebels suspected of firing rockets on the capital and seizing 151 Chinese-made rockets, officials said on Thursday.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/798426/posts   (2201 words)

 Afghanistan Security Calls For Serious Attention
The fact that the Taliban and Al Qaeda forces have embarked on reorganizing themselves is evident from their recent increasing attacks on Afghan government forces and aid organizations.
As the outgoing ISAF Commander General Norbert Van Heyst who was making the comments on German Television said, ISAF troops should be deployed in the provinces to ensure security ahead of next year’s planned elections.
While at present, ISAF mandate is limited to Kabul, political observers and experts in the field presume that extending the ISAF mandate beyond Kabul is considered a crucial move in curbing the insurgencies.
www.mehrnews.com /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=17442   (383 words)

 IRC | The Expansion Of The International Security Assistance Force In Afghanistan
We believe that an expansion of international peacekeeping beyond Kabul is an essential element of support by the international community to Afghan authorities over the next year in the run-up to the constitutional loya jirga and national elections.
Improving security outside Kabul is also vital to reconstruction efforts, which have been hampered by an increase in attacks on aid agencies-from one per month to one every two days-over the past year.
Given ISAF's mandate as an "assistance" force, building the capacity of the Afghan government to provide for the security of its people should be the central focus of its activities.
www.theirc.org /news/the_expansion_of_the_international_security_assistance_force_in_afghanistan.html   (619 words)

 ISAF Starts Operation Hand Over to NATO
NATO will take command of the ISAF mission on August 11, but the first advance party from the Joint Command Centre in Heidelberg, Germany set off on July 5 to prepare the handover from the current Dutch/German force that is running ISAF.
Force contributing nations will deploy their troops in due course to ensure a smooth hand-over of the ISAF operation to NATO.
The ISAF mission remains firmly anchored in the UN Security Council Resolutions and the Bonn Agreement that set the course for Afghanistan, and the mandate for the NATO force will remain the same.
www.mehrnews.com /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=9986   (213 words)

 USATODAY.com - Security forces on high alert ahead of Afghan election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There were no major attacks, but security forces thwarted a planned massive truck bombing in the southern city of Kandahar.
The 9,000-strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said it was on high alert ahead of the vote.
He said security forces had thwarted at least 20 attacks and arrested more than 100 people since the start of the campaign on Sept. 7, but that the rebels had managed more than 60 rocket or bomb attacks during the period.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-10-08-afghan_x.htm   (882 words)

 Terrorism - International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
Eighteen countries are contributing to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan sanctioned by the UN Security Council (UNSCR 1386) on Dec. 20, 2001: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.
The ISAF, which will work closely with the United Nations and the Afghan interim government, carries three principal tasks: 1) aid the interim government in developing national security structures; 2) assist the country's reconstruction; and 3) assist in developing and training future Afghan security forces.
The mission of the ISAF is currently limited to Kabul and its environs.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/isaf.cfm   (901 words)

 Prime Minister's Speeches - 2001 - International Security Assistance Force
The provisional government needs to have the security both of Kabul and the environs of Kabul, including the airport at Bagram which is very important, they need that security to function.
So the reason why it is important to have this international force is for the reasons that were set out in the Bonn Agreement.
No, because we have still got to pursue international terrorism in all its different forms around the world, but I think it is worth just saying that in the 100 days that have now passed since 11 September, there has been a fantastic amount achieved.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page1678.asp   (1900 words)

 Articles - International Security Assistance Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Four French soldiers have been killed: two in a car crash, one in a landmine blast, and one in circumstances that are yet to be determined (as of March 2006).
The 33 peacekeepers, after months on duty in Kabul, were en route to the Kabul International Airport for their flight home to Germany.
With a force of 100, Georgia became the first Commonwealth of Independent States country to send a peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan.
www.deluxea.com /articles/International_Security_Assistance_Force   (1370 words)

 EurasiaNet Q & A - Ahmed Rashid Speaks with Lakhdar Brahimi and Major Gen. Sir John McColl
ISAF thinks it will take two years, but I think it can be done in one year if resources are committed to this by the international community.
ISAF has worked extremely well with the interim government and local authorities in Kabul, and this has clearly helped to create a more stable situation in the entire country.
His security is the responsibility of the Afghan interim government, but we are here to support them with advice and checking out facilities in town, but we are not involved with his security outside Kabul.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/qanda/articles/eav031402.shtml   (724 words)

 North Atlantic Treaty Organization-International Security Assistance Force
Working alongside Afghan security forces, ISAF currently commands security and stabilization operations in the northern and western provinces, and plans to assume command of security and stabilization operations in the southern region in 2006.
ISAF’s mandate is to assist the Afghan government in maintaining security so that Afghan authorities, as well as the personnel of the United Nations and other international civilian agencies engaged in reconstruction and humanitarian efforts, can operate in a secure environment, and to provide security assistance for the performance of other reconstruction tasks.
ISAF also supports training of the Afghan National Army and police, as well as counter-narcotics efforts.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2006/60084.htm   (318 words)

 USATODAY.com - NATO to take over Afghan security in 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A NATO-led international force is set to expand and will be ready to assume responsibility for security across all of Afghanistan by the end of next year, freeing up many of the 17,600 American troops battling militants here, a NATO general said Thursday.
ISAF already maintains security in the capital, Kabul, and the country's north and west.
NATO has also boosted the size of its force in the past few weeks in response to the violence and in preparation for legislative elections on Sept. 18.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-04-nato-afghanistan_x.htm   (682 words)

 International Security Assistance Force - ISAF 4
The KMNB is responsible for the tactical command of the troops on the ground.
The nations that comprise the ISAF mission are: Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the Czech Republic.
France was due to take command of the international force in charge of security in Kabul on August 11, 2004, at which point, an additional 300 French troops would be deployed to reinforce France's military contingent.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/oef_orbat_isaf4.htm   (408 words)

 Afghanistan - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In December 2001, the UN Security Council established the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) to counteract the security vacuum in Kabul after the Taliban fled.
Security Council President Ambassador Ole Peter Kolby of Norway asserts the Council’s intention to extend the mandate of the international peacekeeping force in Kabul past June 20, 2002.
The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/afgindx.htm   (2857 words)

 NATO to double troops in Afghanistan - Boston.com
A British soldier from the NATO -led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrols around the sports field during a friendly cricket match between British soldiers of the NATO and Afghan cricket players at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, June 4, 2006.
The U.S. military has increased its force in Afghanistan in recent months from 18,000 to 23,000, with much of its operations focused on the eastern regions that border the tribal areas of Pakistan where Taliban and al-Qaida militants are believed to have bases.
With the NATO force increasing from around 9,000 soldiers to about 17,000 by next month, some U.S. troops are expected to withdraw.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/06/04/nato_plans_stronger_force_in_afghanistan   (955 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Coalition Supports Afghan Security Efforts
The coalition and its International Security Assistance Force partners are assisting the Afghan National Army today by providing air support for troop movements to the area.
One C-130 was from the International Security Assistance Force nation of Portugal.
The Coalition and its International Security Assistance Force partners continue to assist the Afghan National Army today by providing air support for the remainder of the troop movements to the area.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/aug2004/a081704e.html   (387 words)

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