A four-month report on the manner of violence in Afghanistan was presented at a press conference

Thu, Jul 29 2021 8:48 AM

Report on the level of violence in the first four months of 1400 presented to media by Mawlawi Ata-ur-Rehman Salim, Deputy head of high council for National Reconciliation, khoshnod Nabizada, Chief of Staff at the State Ministry for Peace, Naser Sidiqi, Director General of Policies and Programs, Seyed Abdullah Hashemi Head of monitoring on reducing violence and ceasefire and members of the Coordinating Committee for Monitoring the Reduction of Violence 
Mawlawi Ata-ur-Rahman Salim, deputy head of the High council for National Reconciliation, first referred to Quranic verses about the impermissibility of shedding the blood of innocent people, saying that efforts were being to show the war holy in Afghanistan and give it a religious character; However, the ruling of the Quranic verses on shedding blood is clear and it is forbidden to shed Muslim blood.
He said that despite the agreements reached to reduce violence but the number of violence has increased, it shows the financial and human losses and the displacement of innocent people.
Regarding the peace talks, Mr. Salim said that the negotiating team is constantly present in Doha, which shows the government's seriousness in resolving problems through dialogue, and the other side should know that war is not the solution and the negotiated cases should be without Any conditions on the negotiating table.
He said that in the Doha it was decided to continue the talks at a high level, and now the contact group and the facilitators of the meetings are expected to decide on the continuation of the talks.
Then, Sayed Abdullah Hashemi, Head of Monitoring for Violence Reduction, presented a quarterly report on the situation of violence in Afghanistan and said that although the Afghan government has repeatedly called for peace, the Taliban group has always responded violently by rejecting the call; The report's show that the Taliban have launched more than 22,000 attacks on the country's security and defense forces which shows the Taliban lack of seriousness and commitment to the peace process.
"According to our data, the hasty withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan encouraged the Taliban to consider the military option as a solution, and regional intelligence tried to persuade the Taliban to keep the fire warm," Said Hashimi.
He said that in the last four months, a total of 93 suicide attacks, 650 rocket attacks, 1,675 mine explosions, 844 assassinations and targeted killings, 623 ground clashes in government-controlled areas and the Taliban, 2,566 people were killed and 3,021 were injured.
Statistics shows that the Taliban have increased their attacks by an average of 35 percent per month, he added.
Mr. Hashemi also said that after the Taliban launched attacks on the country's security and defense forces, the Taliban also witnessed significant casualties, with at least 24,609 Taliban killed, wounded or detained in clashes with security forces.
He said that as a result of these clashes, a significant number of people have been displaced and the destruction of educational facilities, especially in areas controlled by the Taliban, has closed 621 schools and deprived 42% of students of their education.

Ata-ur- Rahman Salim, in response to a reporter's question, said that without a serious will achievement to peace is complicated, Therefore, in the Doha talks, it was agreed that the talks should be accelerated and that a high-level dialogue should take place.
He stressed that the Afghan side is ready to resume talks and is waiting for the meeting to be arranged by the contact groups.
Regarding the release of prisoners, Mr. Salim said that all issues will be discussed during the talks, and that the release of prisoners and other related issues should also be discussed at the negotiating table.

The reporter asked about the global consensus, he said the High Council for National Reconciliation was working with neighboring countries, the region and the world to reach a consensus to push for a peace dialogue with the Taliban.
It should be noted that this report was compiled by the Coordinating Committee for the Monitoring of Violence Reduction, using information from the Independent Human Rights Commission, human rights organizations, security and defense structures, national and international media monitoring, and local sources.
The Coordinating Committee for Monitoring the Reduction of Violence was recently established with representatives from the security and defense administrations, the Independent Human Rights Commission, the Special Directorate for Human Rights Investigation, and the Office of Local Authorities.

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