According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs :-
“The overall number of deaths attributed to pro-government forces, which include the ANA [Afghan National Army], ANP [Afghan National Police], NDS [National Directorate of Security] and international military forces, marginally exceeds that caused by anti-government forces”.
Given the high number of civilian casualties due to bombing the Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission called on multinational forces to minimise their current reliance on air strikes .
A former interior minister during the Soviet invasion of 1979-1989 and now a member of parliament, Saeed Mohammad Gholabzoy, said international forces should not repeat the mistakes the Soviets made in Afghanistan said :-
“Stop bombing villages and civilian locations” .