During the week under review, there were series of incidents involving armed clashes, aerial bombing, explosions and attempts by Taliban for control of areas. The hype in insecurity is alarming and worrisome as the sixteen years efforts are not leading towards peace in Afghanistan and the region.
The warring factions are not thinking beyond fighting. Taliban continue to hurt state interests and have become more powerful over the years. Afghan leadership will have to think and make efforts towards resolve as decades long war has not contributed positively. Human losses are gruesome besides the economic, which is a serious matter for the leaders in Afghanistan and the US in specific and other in general.
Peace initiatives and talks have to take leading role instead of fighting and military might. The US attitude of resolving matter through killing the opponents will not end war rather will contribute towards insecurity and instability.
Taliban are striking all over, Jouzjan in north, Kunar in east, Helmond in south and Kabul the capital. No are in Afghanistan is safe and beyond Taliban reach, the affected are all, Taliban, Afghan security and above all the populace, the innocent civilians. The beneficiaries are obvious, those who gain militarily, politically and economically. It’s no more an Afghan war, it’s a regional and global.