Afghan war: The latest US military intelligence estimate is that Kabul will come under Taliban pressure in 30 days and if the current trends, the rebels could gain full control over the country in a few months.
The Taliban attack is leading to a serious humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. According to Ghulam Bahauddin Jilani, the country’s disaster management minister, 60,000 families in 34 provinces in Afghanistan have been displaced by the escalation of the war in the past two months. At least 17,000 of them have taken refuge in the country’s capital, Kabul, which is also under threat from Sunni Pashtun fighters.
The incredible speed with which the Taliban are seizing large tracts of land in Afghanistan raises questions about how long the Afghan government will be able to maintain control over parts of the country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned that failure to curb rising violence and human rights abuses and abuses could have devastating consequences for the Afghan people.
Various local news reports say that the killings of women and children have increased by almost 50 percent since the Taliban intensified their fight to seize Afghanistan in the wake of the withdrawal of US and NATO forces. At least 468 children are reported dead this year.
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One of the most critical actions of the Taliban is that 13- or 14-year-old girls may be taken by their fighters if they are widows in the fight with security forces. The Taliban’s actions on “jihad marriage” should be documented worldwide, according to the Afghan Human Rights Watchdog Women’s United Voice Advisory Group of Peace Policy.
Meanwhile, fighting continues in Lashkar Gah, one of the largest cities in Afghanistan, in the heart of the Taliban in Helmand province. Surrounding government forces are hoping to capture the capital after a week-long blitzkrieg of militants who have already captured nine other people around Afghanistan.
President Ashraf Ghani is trying to maintain a counterattack based on his country’s special forces, warlord militia and US air force, and NATO withdraws by the end of the month.
The latest US military intelligence estimate is that Kabul will be under insurgency pressure in 30 days and if the current trends, the Taliban could gain full control over the country in a few months.