Ghani in Balkh amid Challenging Security Situation in North
President Ghani arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif city, Balkh province, on Wednesday morning amid challenging security situation in the northern provinces.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Ghani's adviser on security and political affairs Mohammad Mohaqiq and former mujahideen commander Juma Khan Hamdard are accompanying the President in the trip.
On Tuesday night, former vice president Marshal Abdul also traveled to Mazar-e-Sharif.
A security meeting will be held in -e-Sharif with the presence of Marshal Dostum, former governor Atta Mohammad Noor and security officials in the province, an official said.
The meeting will focus on coordination between the defense and security forces and the of the public uprising forces and launching clearance operations in cities that have fallen to the Taliban, a source said.
Zaranj, capital of western Nimroz, Aybak, capital of northern Samangan, Taloqan, capital of northern Takhar, Sheberghan, capital of Jawzjan and Sar-e-Pul, capital of northern Sar-e-Pul province so far fallen to the Taliban.