Afghanistan: Why Is The World Silent Regarding Recent Incidents Of Civilian Casualties?
12 October 2015
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidu
The killing, harassment and sufferings of civilians are not acceptable to any
wise man. It ranks at the top of human rights violations and big crimes list.
It leads to turmoil and tension in society and is a factor of hatred and
resentment. International community, UN and other human rights organizations
claim to have been paying serious attention to the issue of civilian
casualties and urge parties to adhere to the law of war. This is an
internationally accepted fact that protection of defenseless civilians in war
is a humane and ethical responsibility of both sides.
But nowadays, trade on bloodshed and harassment of barehanded and defenseless
civilians is in full swing, contradicting all norms and values. Combatants,
militias, local police and warlords of the surrogate Kabul administration are
gaining privileges and rewards dot to killing civilians. According to
reports, the stooge defense ministry has announced the beginning of twenty
(destructive) military operations in fourteen provinces on 16 September 2015
and has shown joy about the killing, wounding and harassment of numerous
Afghans. They have also mentioned 85 flights of air force bombardments.
With the establishment of the surrogate and stooge administration of Ashraf
Ghani, the way and method of military operations has been complicated. In
fact, the goal of their operations is to take revenge from civilians. They
are aware of the fact that people are standing alongside the Islamic Emirate.
They are completely supporting Mujahideen and they are sheltering them in
their areas. Therefore, they are targeting civilians and not extending any
sympathy to them. These are not allegations or propaganda. Just a day earlier
some media outlets portrayed the picture of the worse situation of Zarghon
Shar area of Mohammad Agha district, Logar province in a short plain
''the people of Logar have no chance to bury the dead bodies of their loved
Last winter, the Kabul administration conducted an operation in the severe
cold weather in Sangin district of Helmand province. They destroyed numerous
homes of civilians and grieved many civilians, mothers and fathers. They
committed such brutal and illegitimate atrocities that international media
published articles and analysis on it and even the invaders themselves were
Twelve days ago, Musa Qala was captured during successful operations of
Mujahideen on 26 August. From that day until now, people of Musa Qala are
living in tense conditions under blind bombardment and artillery attacks. A
day before, a journalist from Helmand said that brutalities in Helmand remind
one of the Karbala incident and mentioned his great sorrow about the
situation. On 6th September another announcement was made that a new military
operation has been launched under the name of Umeed. In this maneuver
combatants and air force from Kandahar, Heart and Kabul will participate
along with Maiwand 215th corps. So, how much damage will it cause to the
civilians, it is difficult to estimate now.
If we look into the last ten day atrocities and brutalities, we can
understand and obtain some information regarding grieves, pains and troubles
of the civilians. For example fifteen common people killed in Balkh province,
hundreds of girls poisoned in series of incidents, three children including
their mother killed in a mortar attack on a house in Kunar province, husband
and his wife killed in bloodiest operation of local police in Khost province
and so on….. These incidents take place in a time while invaders are mere
spectators. Afghans are oppressed and the people of world are either not
paying attention or silent due to different covert reasons.