US top Gen. Miller stresses on ramping up military operations against Taliban
In a meeting with Herat governor, Abdul Qayyum Rahimi, the
US top General in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, stressed on ramping up military
operations against the Taliban militants.
During the meeting, which was held on Wednesday, January 15,
commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan expressed
satisfaction with improvement of security conditions and achievements of Afghan
forces against terrorist activities in Herat, according to a statement issued
by governor office.
The statement added that the US top General emphasized on
equipping and strengthening Afghan security forces.
Praising Afghan security forces for suppressing the Taliban,
Herat’s governor, noted that Afghan defense and security forces have been
empowered in terms of capability to suppress the militants.
Herat local authorities, meanwhile, have urged the top NATO
Commander in Afghanistan to provide more air support for Afghan security
Afghan forces have recently made huge achievements as the
result of a military campaign against the insurgents in different parts of the
In their latest achievements, 50 Taliban militants, under
command of Mullah Abdul Qader and Arbab Abdullah, surrendered to Afghan forces
in Shahrak district of the central Ghor province, according to spokesperson for
the provincial governor, Abulhai Khatibi.
He said that 100 militants have surrendered to Afghan
security forces since the beginning of a clearance operation launched across
Gen. Miller’s statement comes while the United States and
the Taliban have come to the verge signing a peace deal.