Khalid bin Waleed Corps ex 201st Silab Corps
|Khalid bin Waleed Corps ex 201st Silab Corps
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201st Sailab Corps renamed as Khalid bin Waleed Corps Khalid bin Walid
The 201st 'Selab' Corps 2001st Silab Corps was a corps-sized formation of the now-defunct Islamic Republic's Afghan National Army.
The establishment of the corps started when the first commander and some of his staff were appointed on 1 September 2004. Under the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the corps had the name 'Selab' (Flood).The corps was responsible for the east of the country (Kabul, Logar, Kapisa, Nuristan, Kunar, and Laghman provinces). The last corps commander under the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was Major General Mohammad Zaman Waziri.
The corps' 1st Brigade was at the Presidential Palace. 3rd Brigade, at Pol-e-Charkhi, was a mechanised formation including M113s and Soviet-built main battle tanks. In mid-2003, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sent a training team to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, of the Central Corps to assist the creation of a battalion equipped with T-62s and BMP-1s and BMP-2s to help provide security during the Loya Jirga of 2003 and the 2004 Afghan presidential elections.
Later information placed most of the 3rd Brigade at Jalalabad, 2nd Brigade at Pol-e-Charkhi, and only a single battalion of 1st Brigade at the Presidential Palace.[Its area of responsibility included Kabul as well as vital routes running north and south, and valleys leading from the Pakistani border into Afghanistan. As of 2009, the 3rd Brigade of the 201st Corps was the only unit that had control of an area of responsibility in Afghanistan without the aid or assistance of U.S. or coalition forces.August 6–7, 2009 in the Shpee Valley, Kapisa , during a joint Afghan-Franco-American Operation (Brest Thunder), Afghan soldiers from 3rd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps saved the life of Forward Observer Christopher Mercer Lowe (US Army) after he took a snipers bullet to his right thigh.
A new fourth brigade of the corps was planned to be established in the province of Nuristan.[By 2013, the 4th Brigade, 201st Corps, had its headquarters near Jalalabad.
The 201st Corps and 111th Capital Division were the last IRA forces operational in Afghanistan remaining before the 2021 Taliban offensive reached Kabul.