Rethink Afghanistan group summarizes the troubles in Kandahar, where it caused a "doubling of weapons-related injuries during U.S./coalition push."
International Committee of the Red Cross noted a dramatic increase in the amount people injured in the war during August and September of this year. About 1,000 of such injuries were recorded at a Kandahar hospital, which is twice the amount that occurred compared to the amount injured in August and September of last year. But there is a larger amount of people affected by other injuries and wounds as well as deaths than the amount of people who are actually affected in the fighting, such as eight children died in a bombing. The ICRC are having a hard time in being able to work in those war zone areas, and the large increase of the soldiers fighting in the area makes the situation even more difficult for them to do their work. Furthermore, British Major General Nick Carter notes that Kandahar’s corruption acts have increased the amount of insurgents and violence in the area, and he predicts that his soldiers can get rid of most of the Taliban by the end of November.