Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Fehler in Statistik zu Taliban-Angriffen

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Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27 February 2013

After Germany, now also ISAF was forced to admit that its statistics about Taleban attacks was flawed (and has resulted in wrong, positive conclusions). AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as commenting here that statistics that only compare trends within one year (as the German government does) ‘obscure the long-term negative trend’, that violence levels have steeply increased between 2002 and 2010 and that since then, the level remained on a more or less stable, extremely high level.