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Rahul Bhonsle

Mar 28, 2012

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Trends in Operations in Afghanistan in 2012


Summary of Operations Involving Fatalities in Afghanistan 2012


Initiated by Coalition

Initiated by Taliban

Suicide Attacks

Multiple Suicide Bombings


Road Side IED/Bomb


Other Violence



















March (upto 25 March









[Figures are based on Afghan media reports and may denote general trend].


Trends in operations based on fatalities month on month in Afghanistan from January to March 2012 (upto 25 March) clearly indicate domination of ISAF over the Taliban. While ISAF have launched 25 or more joint operations each month, Taliban has been restricted to launching a maximum of 5 in January. The Taliban has thus focused on terrorist tactics comprising of suicide attacks, IEDS and roadside bombs as well as assassinations.

 A survey of the details for the month of February indicated that in the fourth week in the wake of Koran burning, the initiation of operations by coalition had been reduced to only one, thus indicating the impact that such incidents have on the overall conduct of a counter militancy campaign. The incidents of fratricide are included in assassinations while civil unrest related to Koran burning in other violence. The overall deduction would reveal that ISAF has clearly established a superior counter militancy grid and will have to focus on intelligence based counter terrorist operations in the near future. However these figures are related to the winter period when operations are generally restricted due to limitations of weather and terrain conditions including snow in many parts of the country.  

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