Afghan Pro-Government Attack Kills 40 Civilians

A humanitarian official transports wounded Afghan civilian from site of Bus bombing on the Kandahar-Herat Highway. Image Source: Al Jazeera

A humanitarian official transports wounded Afghan civilian from site of Bus bombing on the Kandahar-Herat Highway. Image Source: Al Jazeera

Elias Moyse

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It appears that 40 or more people were killed in a Pro government night raid by the Afghani Special Forces. Afghanistan has been caught in conflict for years and years, with non end in sight. Many american politicians have repeatedly pledged that they would pull U.S soldiers from Afghanistan, but no president has achieved it yet. Now, the 2020 candidates are jumping in on the action, some claiming that they will pull support from Afghanistan, even if there is no type of deal with the Taliban and other rebel forces. 

 

Countless attacks killing civilians like this one have occurred by Afghani and American forces alike, though both groups claim all of the attacks are targeted towards Taliban Forces. This has made Afghanistan another Middle Eastern country in which there is meaningless and extreme humanitarian crises, with seemingly nobody doing anything about it. The U.S government has repeatedly claimed they are simply trying to rebuild democracy in impoverished and destroyed countries, even though there have been spikes recently in deadly military actions.

 

Though the U.S is a leader in the international community on countless issues, they haven’t been on this one. The Government has been swept up into a vicious cycle of trying to fix the things they’ve destroyed in these countries, simply to see that more destruction has occurred. This is not a job for the United States armed forces. We must let humanitarian groups enter into these countries and help the afflicted, plain and simple. How many times must we hear about civilians dying before issues like this change for the better?