More Enemy-Initiated Attacks in Afghanistan, Says SIGAR

Fighting between the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and militant groups in Afghanistan such as the Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) has intensified in recent months, with the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission registering a 9% increase in the number of enemy-initiated attacks (EIAs) between 1 March and 31 May,...

Fighting between the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and militant groups in Afghanistan such as the Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) has intensified in recent months, with the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission registering a 9% increase in the number of enemy-initiated attacks (EIAs) between 1 March and 31 May, compared to the previous quarter.

According to a quarterly report released on 1 August by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), ‘Resolute Support’ reported 6,445 EIAs during those three months, adding that more than half (52%) of these attacks occurred in just five of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces: Helmand, Badghis, Faryab, Herat, and Farah.

Source: www.janes.com