By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces meeting here yesterday at the presidential palace and discussed the country’s general security situation, a presidential palace statement said.
Also attended by Vice Presidents and National Security Adviser, the security officials reported to the session about the overall security situation of the country and the government’s steps in this regard, according to presidential palace statement.
Listening to the reports of the security officials, the president issued necessary instructions to the line officials, the statement added.
This comes as UN team in Afghanistan said that heavy civilian casualties recently documented by the UN mission underscores the need for all parties to do much more to protect civilians from harm. In a briefing by Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) found that at least 23 civilians were killed and 49 were injured in just seven recorded incidents that took place over a three-day period last week in Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Sar-e-Pul, Parwan and Kapisa provinces. According to the UN, the organization is sharing its findings with the parties involved in the conflict and is calling on them to take all measures to protect civilians.