According to a recent study by the BBC, the Taliban affected areas in Afghanistan is almost 70%. The Taliban affected areas in Afghanistan can be further divided as, complete control over 4% of the country and active existence in the remaining 66%. This study shows the existence of much greater Taliban affected areas in Afghanistan than other recent studies.
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BBC Reports Alarmingly High Percentage of Active Taliban Affected Afghanistan. This study by BBC is based upon direct communications with over 1000 independent locals in the varied districts across Afghanistan. According to the NATO study, the Taliban affected areas in Afghanistan was a mere 44%, however, the BBC study reports an alarming 70%.
Taliban Affected Areas in Afghanistan – Recent Attacks
The recent violence in Afghanistan has the nation still coping-up with it. Just a week after the violent hotel attack in Kabul that killed around twenty people, an ambulance bomb blast killed a large number of civilians. Taliban affected areas in Afghanistan are facing one violent attack after another, and the civilians are the most affected.
Read More News at EurAsian Times: the US Pounded Taliban with 4,300 Bombs in Afghanistan in 2017
BBC Findings on the Taliban Affected Ares in Afghanistan by Districts
According to the study, Afghanistan has a total of 399 independent districts, lower than the 407 reported by NATO. Although the Afghani government has control over a hundred and twenty-two of these districts it does not mean that these do not come under the Taliban affected Afghanistan region. The study further stated that IS, another terror group, had active existence in around thirty districts in Afghanistan.
Although the studies and reports clearly show that the Afghanistan area affected by Taliban was alarmingly high, a spokesperson for the Afghan president, tried to lower down the findings and numbers. It is surprising that even after so many security measures and higher security norms the affected area in Afghanistan still comprises much more than half the country.