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Afghanistan - Ministry of Defence

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The Afghan Ministry of Defense (Pashto: د افغانستان ملی دفاع وزارت) is an organ of the Central Government of Afghanistan, overseeing the entire  military of Afghanistan.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Defense_(Afghanistan)

The flag is a green horizontal flag, displaying the coat of arms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Defense_(Afghanistan)#mediaviewer/File:Emblem_of_the_Ministry_of_Defence_of_Afghanistan.svg) in golden in the middle.

Images of the flag:

[Afghan Ministry of Defence]  [Afghan Ministry of Defence] images located by Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014
Left: cropped image showing the Ministry of Defence flag. The original picture showing the flag is located at http://mod.gov.af/Content/Media/Pictures/Big/thb-DSC02316295201281557572553325325.jpg (green flag on the right) (source:
http://mod.gov.af/en/imagegallery?page=9).
Right: cropped image showing the Ministry of Defence flag. The original picture showing the flag is located at http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Aj2h1DZq3jY/0.jpg (second flag from left to right) (source: http://article.wn.com/view/2012/03/09/United_States_agrees_to_transfer_Bagram_prison_to_control_of/). However this is most likely a screenshot from Al-Jazeera news, since it has its logo in the lower part of the image.

For additional information go to Ministry of Defence (official website): http://mod.gov.af/
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014

Notice the similarity in the coat of arms of the US Forces in Afghanistan and that of the Ministry of Defence of Afghanistan ( http://outlookafghanistan.net/assets/assets1011/moD.jpg, source: http://outlookafghanistan.net/national_detail.php?post_id=3870; http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSw0WcA6tdsHwRjox-DNm9EeJHOgkk58MnVPf2MkcpwR3gtWhaC, source: http://www.mod.gov.af/). It is most likely that the latter took the symbols and incorporated them in their flag.
Esteban Rivera, 25 June 2014