Dutch troops began to withdraw from Afghanistan, U.S. military casualties to new record
Dutch forces in Afghanistan began on August 1 withdrawal. This is a 9-year war in Afghanistan started the first major evacuation of foreign troops.
analysts believe that the successive withdrawal of foreign troops in the future, may be left worrying security “gap.”
“the Netherlands to do their duty”
Netherlands Embassy in Afghanistan, said a diplomat, the Netherlands 1st in southern Afghanistan 乌鲁兹Gansu Province, held a Tallinn resident Cote small-scale conference and the “transfer of command” ceremony.
according to plan, the Dutch left the “gap” will be the United States, Australia, Slovakia and Singapore forces in Afghanistan to fill.
Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen said in a statement: “The international community and NATO is helping Afghanistan to stand with their legs Netherlands to do their duty – to Afghanistan security and reconstruction and war. “
It is reported that all Dutch troops will withdraw from September, including four F-16 fighters, three” Chinook “helicopters and five” Apache odd “military hardware and equipment, including helicopters, will be finished before the end of withdrawal.
Dutch government troops Zengyin problems “falling out”
Dutch troops in Afghanistan since 2006, the existing 1950 soldiers stationed in the majority of black Lutz Gan province.
4 years, the Dutch government has invested 1.4 billion euros (about $ 1.82 billion), 24 soldiers were killed, including the Defence Forces commander 彼得范乌姆 son.
by Fan Wumu words, all these years the Netherlands has made “real proud of the results.”
However, this military action in the Netherlands and the domestic unpopularity.
previous request of NATO in the Netherlands to extend the period of one year, was rejected.
February of this year, the Dutch government within the ruling coalition because of the extension in the term of “falling.” After the new government took office announced the withdrawal on schedule.
called upon the Taliban troops to the Netherlands to learn
International Security Assistance Force spokesman Joel Harper 1, said in a statement: “Dutch troops In 乌鲁兹 Gan Guangrong implementation of the task, we thank them for their dedication and time within the Afghan forces in Uruzgan since the pay. “
Harper said the International Security Assistance Force will strive to attain “smooth transition.”
Afghan President Hamid Karzai also expressed his gratitude to the Dutch soldiers and other staff “made for the construction of Afghanistan and are doing.”
the withdrawal of the Netherlands, the Taliban in Afghanistan to “welcome” and called on other foreign troops to the Netherlands to learn.
“This will form a chain reaction”
after the Netherlands, Canada is prepared to withdraw next year all 2800 Zhu’a soldiers. Britain and the United States said earlier, from 2011 to withdraw.
analysis of the political situation in Afghanistan and Kashmir are halons, said: “This is just the beginning, which will form a chain reaction. Then there is Canada and the United Kingdom. In my view, this period there will be NATO Other members of the set timetable for withdrawal. “
his view, the rise of the Taliban forces are in some regions. After the successive withdrawal of foreign troops, security conditions may be cause for concern.
U.S. military deaths in July and a record-breaking
NATO casualties figures, Afghanistan’s security situation is not optimistic. July 89 NATO soldiers lost their lives on the battlefield in Afghanistan, where U.S. forces killed 66 people, nine years into the war in Afghanistan to the U.S. military death toll up to a month. This year, the number of foreign troops killed more than 400 people.
the U.S. military that the U.S. military death toll continues to rise, there are two reasons: First, more U.S. troops into the war in Afghanistan, the second is to suppress the Taliban of Afghanistan intensified.
U.S. troops in Afghanistan are about 95,000 troops, and the end of August reached 100,000, the equivalent of three times in early 2009.
the Taliban “nest” of Kandahar city, a standoff is being upgraded.
Zhu’a top U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus, has said: “The uphill battle will continue, may become more intense in the coming months,” inevitable heavy casualties.
Kabul withdrawal of foreign military demonstrations required
hundreds of Afghans in the morning of August 1, held a demonstration in Kabul to protest against foreign troops in often create civilian casualties in Afghanistan, requested the withdrawal of foreign troops in Afghanistan.
demonstrators holding banners against foreign troops and Afghan civilian casualties, a large photo, shouting slogans to protest the accidental bombing of civilians of foreign troops.
Afghan women Sahar said: “We participated in the march is to condemn the behavior of Americans towards our people and they said to fight against the Taliban, but the killing of innocent civilians.”
a Western woman said: “Foreign troops in Afghanistan nine years of military presence, only created more problems, the security situation did not improve, they should leave here.”
Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesman 扎马里巴沙 said in August 1, across Afghanistan in July in the armed forces mistakenly attacked and foreign events such as a total of 270 civilians were killed. Compared to June, that figure rose by 29%. Another 588 civilians in attacks and an accident such as injured.
Basha says, in July, a total of 765 across Afghanistan from militant attacks. Afghan and NATO troops were killed that month 673 Taliban fighters, wounded 76 people. Afghan army and police, we have the 125 people were killed and 291 injured.
7 30, the U.S. embassy in Kabul with a vehicle of Afghan civilians in a car collided, killing four Afghans dead. Angry local people ignite the U.S. embassy car, and clashed with police. The incident intensified the Afghan people and Zhu’a tension between foreign troops.
According to Xinhua News Agency