US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller while assuring Afghan people on Thursday said that the operations against Taliban continue and they have no orders to reduce the operations.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Gen. Miller said: “We are fully committed to our partnership with the Afghan security forces and we work very closely with Afghan forces on the field as well.”
Remarks by Gen. Miller come after a report by Newsweek that quoted senior Pentagon officials claimed that US personnel have been ordered to limit nearly all offensive combat operations against the Taliban.
Gen Miller assured that they haven’t changed their operational support and are working very closely with all Afghan security ministers as well as with Afghan forces on the field.
“We are waiting for a political result and we will support the outcome of this decision and at the end of the day we will try to preserve the national interests of America and its allies and the interests of Afghanistan,” he said.
Meanwhile, Acting Minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid appreciated the support of US forces in battlefield and assured the capacities of Afghan forces.
He also added, that there has been no change in the nature of cooperation between Afghan forces and US forces on the battlefield.
The Acting Minister of Defense also said that serious attention is given to reduce civilian casualties in the country and emphasized that the Zurmat (district in Paktia) incident of civilian casualties will be investigated.