Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan civilians count cost of renewed US air campaign

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The Guardian, 4 September 2017

The Guardian, exploring he question what impact an intensified US air campaign under Trump in Afghanistan will have on the population, among other quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig:

“If civilian casualties continue rising, sooner or later at least sections of the population will not be happy about the government not being as vocal as Karzai,” said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. (…) “Do the Afghans prefer to be killed by their own or by the Americans? Maybe it doesn’t make a big difference,” said Ruttig. Either way, he said, the high casualty rate “don’t bode well for the future.”