TOLOnews 10pm News 16 February 2020
Residents and provincial council members in the western provinces of Farah and Badghis are demanding that attention be paid to civilian casualties from air raids and said that children and women have been killed in airstrikes recently. A watchdog group in Herat has called for an end of the strikes, and for those responsible for civilian casualties to be brought to justice.
Members of the provincial council of Badghis province said on Sunday that 14 civilians have been killed--including women and children--in the past two weeks during air raids.
The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, tweeted updates about progress in the peace process, noting the reduction in violence agreement between the US and Taliban, but stressed that “success cannot be guaranteed.”
Khalilzad reported on Twitter that he had met with President Ashraf Ghani in Munich on Friday and held a series of meetings with leaders and representatives from different countries.