E timor humanitarian emergency feared for hundreds of thousands of Afghans. President Ashraf Ghani ordered the deployment of 4,000 troops to the country in light of the rise in sectarian violence, and has pledged that the military will fight “all terrorist organisations”.
The security situation in Afghanistan has worsened over the past 18 months due to al-Qaeda attacks in Kabul, the murder of police officers and an apparent rise in violent attacks carried out by the Taliban and the IS. The US-led international coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the Taliban since August, but it is now estimated that around 4,000 fighters remain in Afghanistan at the latest count.
At least 4,631 foreigners have died since the start of 2014 in Afghanistan, according to the UK-based International Organisation for Migration. “The death toll in Afghanistan appears to have remained substantially unchanged, d우리카지노espite more than $2bn invested in reconstruction and the rapid return of some peacekeepers to the country, according to the United Nations,” the agency said in November.
The UN Human Rights Office and other humanitarian organizations have blamed the war on the Taliban for the rising casualties and increased civilian casualties.