MUNICH (Reuters/AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on Sunday for a halt to military raids on Afghan villages by the international coalition forces and a complete end to civilian casualties. Civilian deaths and injuries inflicted during operations by international forces have caused deep anger among Afghans and analysts say they encourage people to join the Taliban insurgency. We believe that the war on terror is not in the Afghan villages and homes. We believe this war on terror is in the sanctuaries, training grounds and the motivational factors and financial resources beyond the Afghan borders, Karzai told the annual Munich Security Conference. Therefore ending operations in Afghan villages is what the Afghan people are seeking as a priority: ending raids at night on Afghan homes, ending the arrests of Afghans in their homes. Afghanistan must regain its judicial independence completely and very soon, Karzai added. Civilian casualties had been declining recently but wed like to see civilian casualties go completely, he added. Karzai said it was very important that foreign NGOs, international agencies and United Nations staff halted parallel activity to the Afghan government and work as its supporter, not its rival. Any activity that is conducted in the manner of functions of government by our international friends as a parallel to the Afghan government ... is undermining in reality the build-up of the Afghan state and its institutions, and is not going to work, he said. The Afghan President said that he was mulling a return to a conscript army, as he seeks to build his insurgency-hit nations security forces over the next five years. This will be philosophically one of our pursuits as we move ahead, into the future, in consultation with the Afghan people, Karzai told senior officials and security experts. Right now we have a volunteer system, which means an army entirely paid for, and professionals, he said, but noted: As in other countries, Afghanistan had a strong tradition of conscript army. He said community leaders had been advising me to go back to come form of conscription for the Afghan army, so the young boys from the Afghan countryside can come to training centres ... and learn something, and go back home. Conscription was compulsory in Afghanistan between the ages of 18 and 45 up until 1992.