The civilian death toll in Afghanistan continues to rise, thanks to Afghan terrorist groups indiscriminately murdering their own people.
The botched withdrawal from the region by the Biden administration hasn't helped matters.
Civilian Death Toll in Afghanistan: Indiscriminate Murder
Terrorist organizations like the Taliban and ISIS do not follow the typical rules of engagement.
Because of their methods, especially homemade bombs and suicide bombers, the percentage of women and children killed has grown exponentially since 9/11.
In 2017 alone, the Taliban's homemade bombs accounted for 40% of casualties in the first six months.
In addition, the number of children killed went up 9% year over year, with 23% more women killed.
Recent numbers estimate that the Civilian death toll during the war on terror is close to 50,000.
Data from Harvard University Kennedy School's Linda Bilmes estimates that the number is 47,245 for the longest war the United States has ever participated in.
UN's head of the Afghanistan mission, Tadamichi Yamamoto, said, The human cost of this ugly war in Afghanistan – loss of life, destruction, and immense suffering – is far too high."
“The continued use of indiscriminate, disproportionate, and illegal improvised explosive devices [IEDs] is particularly appalling and must immediately stop.”Tadamichi Yamamoto
Civilian Death Toll in Afghanistan: Anti-Government Tactics
According to the UN, around two-thirds of the deaths are because of the Taliban and additional anti-government groups like the Islamic State.
In 2017, 596 civilians were killed because of IEDs. However, they determined that the worst attack was a truck bomb at Kabul on May 31, killing 150 people.
Many bombs left in fields or abandoned houses have also led to an increase in the civilian death toll, though at a slower rate.
Around 1,483 were also left injured because of those bombs. Some of the injured even had to have limbs amputated. One of the victims was a 19-year old student and cricket player.
These terrorist groups have demonstrated no consideration for innocent civilians. Their radical views have led to a decades long bloodbath.
What do you think, is there any hope of bringing democracy and freedom to these oppressed civilians? Is it America's job to do so? Did the botched Biden withdrawal contribute to these growing numbers?
Let us know in the comments below.