Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:41 AM

Afghan Conflict Could Be Deadlier than Syria in 2018

AFP•September 14, 2018

Analysts have presented a grim assessment of the Afghan war, 17 years after it started

Kabul (AFP) - The Afghan conflict could overtake Syria as the deadliest conflict in the world this year, analysts say, as violence surges 17 years after the US-led invasion.

The grim assessment contrasts sharply with the consistently upbeat public view of the conflict from NATO's Resolute Support mission in Kabul, and underscores the growing sense of hopelessness in the war-torn country.

It suggests that US President Donald Trump's much-vaunted strategy for Afghanistan is, like those of his predecessors, failing to move the needle on the battlefield, observers said, as a generation of Americans born after 9/11 become old enough to enlist.

"The soaring casualties in Afghanistan and the potential endgame in sight in Syria... could leave Afghanistan as the world's deadliest conflict," said Johnny Walsh, an Afghanistan expert at the United States Institute of Peace.

"Most years have become the new 'most violent year'. This is continually getting worse."


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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:22 AM

1. It will get worse and worse because we won't face reality

Islam is at War with us

Are you SURE I'm just "Islamophobic"?

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