By: Suraya Raiszada
Following the US – Taliban peace deal, hopes have increased among Afghan citizens thinking that peace will be soon maintained across the country, but their anticipation and optimism have been wrong and almost all the people are somehow disappointed as people’s trust in lasting peace and stability has reduced considerably due to increasing violence from the Taliban side.
Based on security information, civilian casualties and Taliban’s violent attacks, targeted killings and IED explosions increased following the US – Taliban peace deal, showing that Taliban has not tendency to peace in the country or they are allowed to put an end to the continued war in the country.
According to the information, a majority of Taliban prisoners who had been released from Afghanistan prisons after the US – Taliban peace deal in Doha have returned to battlefields. This shows that leadership of the Taliban group wants to intensify their attacks against Afghanistan government to militarily overcome the ground.
What Afghan people want is peace and stability in the country. They are asking all sides to the ongoing conflict to put an end to violence and war in the country. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have sustained increasing casualties during the past one year as Taliban violent attacks, targeted killings and IED blasts have considerably increased against the Afghan security forces.
What is now clear is that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have bravely repulsed most of Taliban violent attacks in the past one year and strongly supported and defended the country’s citizens. It is hoped that the country’s citizenss will fully support the ANDSF across the country.
Afghan defense and security officials have repeatedly expressed their reactions over increasing Taliban violence attacks, targeted killings and IED blast in each corner of the country. They have clarified to the world countries that Taliban do not want to end the continued war through political channels; instead, they are working to militarily win the war to reach their vicious gaols.
General Director of Afghanistan National Directorate of Security, Ahmad Zia Saraj, at a joint news conference with the country’s defense and security officials in Kabul said that Taliban attacks have considerably increased following the signing of the Doha agreement last year, adding that the group has launched 20,600 attacks since last March.
The NDS chief said that the Taliban has not made any changes in their ideology and that the Turkey conference will not have the expected results, adding that Taliban were getting preparation for war as they were collecting poppy yields and trying to further strengthen their fighters against ANDSF in the country.
According to the country’s defense and security organs, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are also well-prepared to strongly defend the country and its people. In the joint news conference, National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said that they were negotiating with both the Taliban and US in Doha and have shared their concerns over increasing of violence in the country.
In consideration to increasing violence in the country, NDS security information shows that Taliban attacks have increased by 24% following the signing of the Doha agreement last years. According to NDS, the group has launched 20,600 attacks since last March.