Afghan Leader of Demining Organisation
Writes to Adopt-A-Minefield
Dramatic Increase in Landmine Casualties Among Civilians
Author: Fazel Karim Fazel
Present Situation In Afghanistan
The present Situation here in Afghanistan is very horrible and it seems that allied forces are missing their targets. The second wave of American attack on terrorist camps and military installations of Taliban were not that much impressive and targeted. Number of Civilian Casualties has been reported. As per the information we received from Kabul that, Site Office of one of the Demining Agency was mistakenly struck by American Aircraft's which resulted in killing of 4 Employees of that Agency and destruction of the whole office building This took place on 4:50 am Afghanistan time. Other military bases like airport and its surrounding, Nadir Khan Hill, Radio Television hill and other radar systems were targeted and reported to be destroyed. During the reporting period the attacks on Kandahar was continued on targets which includes Baghe Pull, Houze Madad and other military targets in Kanadahar.
In Mazar e Sharif a Taliban military installation is completely destroyed which was located near the Air Port of Mazar-e- Sharif.
The northern Alliance also has speed up their military activities in the outskirts of Kabul City, after Britain and American attacks. If the Taliban were over thrown there will be power vacuum and only northern alliance will be benefited, which will I think, create a big problem for the innocent people of Afghanistan. As every one knows about what they have done in the past.
The WFP( World Food Program) has also suspended its operations, which is the only source that millions of Afghan people depends on for their survival.
These attacks may leave hundreds of UXO, which will increase the threats to the people of Afghanistan.
So, keeping in view the above problems the international community is required to play its role to take innocent Afghans out from the present situation, which they face at present moment.
I would like to say few words about the supply of Food from USA to the Afghan people via Air Drop. As per the information we received through CNN and other Media, Food was dropped in some parts of Afghanistan via air. The location where the Food was dropped was not identified. This seems that it will be much more risky. As you know, Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, wherever the food drop happens, children and adults will rush towards this and they unknowingly, may enter a minefield. This will result in the increase of the mine casualties.
Fazel Karim Fazel