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Top Afghan Security Officials, U.S. Commander Visit West of the Country

(Last Updated On: June 11, 2019)

Top Afghan security officials and commander of the Resolute Support Mission General Austin Scott Millar visited Herat province on Tuesday to review the security situation of the province.

Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Tuesday that Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Brigadier Gen. Khushal Sadat, Gen. Scott Miller, Resolute Support Commander held meetings with the provincial governor and security leaders of  Herat and discussed the security situation of the province.

It comes as Afghan security officials and Resolute Support Commander on Monday visited Farah, where they discussed security and peace with the provincial officials.

“The people are ready to secure their lands from the Taliban,” said Mohiuddin Khairkhwa, Farah provincial police chief.

“We have made a lot of success but there is more to do.” Minister Khalid said to the group, “We are here to listen to your challenges and act on those challenges.”

According to Gen. Miller, they made the trip to the west to meet with the security pillars.

“We came to Farah with the ANDSF leadership to meet with the security leaders supporting the people’s quest for peace,” Miller said.

“Shoulder to shoulder, day and night we stand together,” said Farah provincial governor Shoaib Sabit.

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