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Fire-fight in Afghanistan: the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan--part of NATO's contribution to the stabilisation of Afghanistan--have been training Afghans in firefighting techniques to eventually take responsibility for civilian fire cover at Kabul International Airport.(Firefighting in Afghanistan)

AT A DECEMBER MEDIA EVENT AT Kabul International Airport, journalists were shown the progress of a pioneering group of young men. For the last 12 months members of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which is part of NATO's contribution to the stabilisation of Afghanistan, have been teaching 19 Afghan firefighting students on the first such course to be run in the country. These young men are being trained to recognise international standards, with a view to ultimately taking responsibility for the civilian fire cover at Kabul International Airport.

Their course began a year ago with several months of text based academic learning, combined with English classes, which each student takes every evening. …

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