UNAMA: 2018 was the deadliest year for Afghanistan
Report: Shershah Nawabi
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), has published its annual report on civilian casualties in the country, which has declared 2018 the deadliest time for Afghanistan. At least 3,000 civilians have died in this year and more than 7,000 others have been wounded, according to a UNAMA report. UNAMA’s report shows that at least a thousand children have died in this year. According to the report, “Civilian casualties have risen by eleven percent in 2018, 10,993 were victims of the terrorist battles last year, at least 3,804 people were killed and 7189 others got wounded in this year.
The report also states that the Taliban are responsible for 37% of the casualties, ISIS 20%, unidentified groups of 6%, 14% of the security forces, 6% international military, 4% groups who are backing Afghan government is responsible for the civilian casualties. “Increasing international air operations and suicide attacks by armed opposition are among the factors that have led to an increase in civilian casualties,” said United Nations Director of Human Services Richard Benita. Of the total number of victims, 927 are children and 350 ladies died in events, and 2135 children and 802 women were wounded. ”
But the Taliban group has published a newsletter that reports are baseless, and the Taliban are not responsible for 37 percent of civilian casualties. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has written that UNAMA has published the report for the benefit of the United States without respect for the human perspective.