The White House
President George W. Bush
Print this document

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2005

Afghans Turn in Heavy Weapons

Afghanistan's armed factions are turning in artillery, tanks, and other heavy weapons because of a program designed to make the country more secure. The Heavy Weapons Cantonment program - which is 82 percent complete - has collected about 7,360 heavy weapons, which are being stored at special government-run sites. The arms will only be removed with the permission of both the Ministry of Defense and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

Source: North Atlantic Treaty Organization and U.S. Embassy, Afghanistan

Return to this article at:

Print this document