Commander of NATO-led troops General Petraeus hands over command in Kabul

Other News Materials 18 July 2011 11:51 (UTC +04:00)

General David Petraeus, the commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) handed over the command to his successor, U.S. General John Allen in Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, Xinhua reported.

In a ceremony held in ISAF headquarters amid tight security, General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander of over 140,000-strong NATO-led troops formally handed over the command to his successor also from the United States, General John Allen in the ceremony attended by several Afghan officials.

Before assuming the command of NATO-led troops in Afghanistan, General Allen had served as commander of the U.S. Central Command.