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The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014 edited by Bellal, Annyssa (1st December 2015)

Part II Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Armed conflict in Afghanistan in 2014

Annyssa Bellal

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014

Edited By: Annyssa Bellal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 June 2019

Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Belligerence — Belligerents — Armed forces

This chapter describes the ongoing armed conflict in Afghanistan between the Taliban who allied themselves with other insurgent groups such as the Haqqani Network and Hezb-e-Islami, and a coalition of states operating under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). It provides key casual data gathered by the UN Assistance Missions in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Agence France-Presse, iCausalities.org, US Military, and the Afghan Ministry of Defense. All major parties to the conflict are bound by customary international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law. The conflict emerged in response to the Taliban-led attack against the United States on September 11, 2001. Since the fall of the Taliban regime, remnants of the group have conducted widespread insurgency, particularly in the south east and east of the country. The UNAMA documented 10,548 civilian casualties (3,699 deaths and 6,849 injured) in 2014 as a result of continuous fighting.

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