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 western provinces.
The Afghan delegation included Deputy Defense Minister Lt. General Mohammad Yasin Zia, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Brigadier Gen. Khushal Sadat, Deputy Intelligence Chief Major Gen. Ebadullah Ebadi.
Provincial governor spokesman Jailani Farhad said the delegation held a security meeting with the governor of Herat Abdul Qayoum Rahimi, and provincial police chief Aminullah Amarkhail.
General Millar has said that U.S. forces are making sure not to cause any civilian casualties.
He added that the U.S. is committed to peace in Afghanistan and also it remains committed to supporting the Afghans in the fight.
“I hear the Afghan people saying it’s time for peace. Unfortunately, as we work toward peace there is still fighting. And there are far too many Afghans losing their lives as a result of this fighting, Millar said.
At the same time, General Zia has told that Herat will be a role model for the rest of the country.
“We need to go after the enemy. We are an offensive, mobile force,” Zia said,” The enemy will not sleep well. We will go after them.”
“We will go straight at the enemy. They have weapons, we have weapons. The Taliban will be hit anywhere they will face us,” said Asif Rahimi, the Governor of Herat.
Last week, top Afghan officials and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan visited Faryab province where General Millar said the operations against the insurgent groups will continue.