War in Afghanistan aggravated during Trump’s presidency

War in Afghanistan aggravated during Trump’s presidency

Despite the security agreement signed between the USA and Afghanistan in 2014, the conflict in the country aggravated after Donald Trump came to power, Anadolu Agency reports. A short time afterwards the terrorist attacks in New York, USA on September 11, 2001, the USA sent its troops to Afghanistan. Thus far, the Afghanistan operation cost the USA over one trillion dollars. In 2014, (during the presidency of Barak Obama) Kabul and Washington signed a security agreement which envisages that about 10 thousand American military personnel can stay in Afghanistan. However, despite this, the conflict in Afghanistan aggravated even more after Donald Trump came to power. According to the report of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, civilian casualties are growing in addition to military casualties in the country. In January-June of 2018, 1,692 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, which is dramatically higher than figures of the last ten years, the report says. Knut Peters, the spokesman of NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, told Anadolu Agency that currently the fate of Afghanistan is important for 41 states. “All these states are determined to prevent Afghanistan from being a place where terrorists from abroad feel secure”, the spokesman noted. Meanwhile, it has been 17 years since the USA invaded Afghanistan yet there is no hope for stabilization of the situation in the country. Over the last years, 217 thousand people – soldiers and civilians – were killed in Afghanistan

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