In the last couple of months, inside attacks and attacks from terrorists on the US-led coalition forces have increased.
According to the NATO forces in Afghanistan, there have been more than 24 attacks on foreign troops based in the volatile country in last three months and around 28 troops have been killed in those attacks. It is a huge number and shocking for the US-led coalition forces as well. Unfortunately, inquiries conducted in these incidents have also yielded no significant result, as no one has been apprehended.
Last year, around 35 soldiers of the US-led coalition forces were killed in 21 attacks. Majority of these attacks either took place in the federal capital, Kabul, or nearby. However, the government has never bothered to curb such activities of terrorists and most of the time kept silence over the issue.
According to statistics, as many as 2,135 troops of the United States have been killed so far in Afghanistan. These troops are killed in suicide attacks and attacks from their Afghan colleagues. However, morale of the US troops in the violence-wracked country is still high and they resolve to defeat the enemy.
Owing to the inside attacks, the NATO forces last month stopped joint operations with the Afghan forces, resulting in an increase of attacks on them. A number of officials of Afghan forces have joined ranks of Taliban and other terrorist outfits. Taliban are using these officials against the US-led coalition troops now. They are trained by the US forces and better know how to target the NATO forces. So, it is tragic and training of the Afghan forces is also at stake. The US wanted to equip the Afghan forces with sophisticated weapons to fight against terrorism in the country, but the recent attacks on NATO forces by their colleagues has forced the Obama administration to revisit the decision.
A number of discerning observers based here in New York City opine that it is a good sign that the morale of the troops in Afghanistan is still high. They say that the United States may not clinch any decisive victory in the volatile country, but the backbone of terrorists has been broken.
The US is planning to withdraw the NATO-led 130,000 troops from the volatile country at the end of 2014. Just imagine for a moment that what will happen in the volatile country once the US-led coalition forces leave the country. The Afghan government should also pay heed to such nefarious incidents as such unpleasant episodes are only bound to make things worse.