KABUL, Afghanistan - Members of the Afghan national army 207th Corps of Camp Zafar, assisted by the International Security Assistance Force Spanish Operational Mentor Liaison Team of Regional Command-West, delivered food and supplies to the village of Safidbarah in western Afghanistan, Feb. 19.
The combined team arrived at the village and was greeted by more than 30 families from the area. The ANA delivered more than 500 sets of winter clothes and distributed cooking oil, rice, beans, sugar and blankets to needy families to help sustain them as the winter months come to an end.
"The ANA is formed from the different Afghan tribes," stated Maj. Norul-Haq, the Garrison Director of Education, in a speech made during the distribution. "Day and night we are trying to bring peace, security and stability to the region and to the innocent people of Afghanistan. The Afghan national army will fight until the last drop of their blood to protect the autonomy and national honour of this country."
After Norul-Haq's speech, an elder from the village thanked the 207th Corps for their efforts toward improving the security situation in the region. He also expressed his appreciation for the goods and supplies that were given to the poorer families of Safidbarah village.
The mission came just at the right time for the villagers. The end of winter tends to be a difficult time as stores of supplies gathered over the spring and summer have already been consumed. The donation made by the ANA and ISAF will help fill the gap until crop yields in the area are harvested in the spring. During the delivery, the villagers promised to assist and support the ANA and Afghan national police and other governmental forces in the region.
"The 207th Corps of Camp Zafar is not only here for security in the region, we also assist the Afghan people in each and every aspect of their lives," stated Sgt. Fathe Noori, public affairs officer for the corps. "We take honour in assisting them with their needs."
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