Scores of ‘Taliban’ Militants, Govt Forces Killed in Afghanistan
The number of deaths among the ranks of Afghan government forces and Taliban militants increases, UN warns of the repercussions of the conflict on civilians.
The Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs announced that 40 Taliban militants have been killed in the past hours in a series of offenses in Paktia Province.
In turn, the Taliban said they responded to an attack by the Afghan government forces in Balkh Province, reporting that seven Afghan soldiers died.
In turn, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan warned against the increasing number of civilian casualties during the first half of 2021 due to the battles in Afghanistan. The UN revealed that there have been over 5,000 civilian casualties, including women and children.
In its report, the United Nations indicated that the Taliban and other armed organizations carried out 64% of the offensive operations that targeted civilians, while official forces and supporting militias carried out 24% of offenses.
These figures come up as the Taliban announce that they are in control of 90% of Afghanistan's borders with neighboring countries.
In recent hours there have been diplomatic efforts, as well as international and regional contacts, to contain the Afghan crisis.
Al Mayadeen's delegate to Kabul reported that a high-ranking government delegation would soon head to Doha for negotiations with the Taliban.