Transition Tranche 1
On 22 March 2011, President Karzai announced the first set of Afghan provinces and districts to start transition. This decision was based upon operational, political and economic considerations, drawing on the assessment and recommendations of the Afghan government and NATO/ISAF through the Joint Afghan-NATO Inteqal Board (JANIB).
Transition Tranche 2
On 27 November 2011, following the decision-making process above, President Karzai announced the second set of Afghan provinces, districts and cities for transition implementation.
Transition Tranche 3
On 13 May 2012, President Karzai announced the third set of areas to enter the transition process, covering over 75% of the Afghan population. Once this decision is implemented, transition will have begun in every one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, including every provincial capital, and will cover almost two-thirds of the country's districts.
Transition Tranche 4
On 31 December 2012, President Karzai announced the fourth group of Afghan provinces, cities and districts to enter the transition process. Once this decision is implemented, 87 per cent of the population will live in areas where ANSF is responsible for its security. With this announcement, 23 provinces out of 34 are now fully in transition: Badakshan (fully entered transition in T4); Baghlan (T4); Balkh (T2); Faryab (T4); Jowzjan (T4); Kunduz (T4); Samangan (T2); Sar-e Pul (T4); Takhar (T2); Bamyan (T1) ; Ghazni (T4); Kapisa (T3) ; Panjshayr (T1); Parwan (T3); Wardak (T4) ; Kabul (T2); Daykundi (T2); Uruzgan (T3); Nimruz (T2) ; Badghis (T4); Farah (T4); Ghor (T4); Herat (T4).
Inteqal: Transition to Afghan lead
Inteqal – the Dari and Pashtu word for transition – is the process by which the lead responsibility for security in Afghanistan is gradually being transitioned from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to the Afghan National Security Forces. Implementation is well underway with Afghan forces taking the lead for security for around 87 per cent of the Afghan population. The aim is for Afghan forces to have full responsibility for security across the country by the end of 2014. This target was set at the 2010 NATO summit in Lisbon and confirmed by Allied leaders at the Chicago Summit in May 2012.
Last updated: 05-Apr-2013 12:03
NATO Secretary General welcomes Afghan transition announcement
31 Dec. 2012
I welcome President Karzai’s announcement of the fourth group of Afghan provinces, cities and districts to undergo transition in the coming months. With this decision, the Afghan security forces will be taking the lead for security for 87% of the Afghan population and 23 of the 34 Afghan provinces.
- Transition Chairman Visits Farah
Statement by NATO Secretary General on Afghan transition announcement
13 May. 2012
I welcome President Karzai's announcement confirming the third group of Afghan provinces, cities and districts to make the move to Afghan security lead. This means that the Afghan National Security Forces will soon have lead security responsibility for three quarters of the Afghan population.