Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

The US and allies have a duty to Afghan interpreters

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Financial Times, 4 July 2021

The Financial Tims’ editorial underlining western countries’ duty to protect their Afghan local staff from Taleban threats quotes from AAN when arguing that the US-led ‘coalition’ failed to achive one ‘strategic aim’ of the intervention – removing the Taleban from power:

As the Taliban has ratcheted up violence they have captured 127, or a quarter, of the country’s district centres, according to the Afghanistan Analysts Network. The country, where the coronavirus pandemic also threatens to overwhelm its fragile health system, is on a precipice.