Commentary | 15 December 2010

A view from Kandahar

In a new Afghan Voices paper, Zabih Ullah* explores how locals view coalition military operations in Kandahar. The author argues that, from a Kandahari perspective, the coalition’s military operations seem to be failing. While noting that locals do not want coalition forces to leave, the author examines how the coalition could gain greater local confidence in its military campaign in the province.*Zabih Ullah is a pseudonym. The author is a freelance journalist who was born and lives in Kandahar. He has also worked with local NGOs on peace-building issues for four years.How Afghans view coalition military operations in Kandahar is the second in the Afghan Voices series of occasional papers. The goal of this series is to inject a range of Afghan views into the discussion of the key issues surrounding the international community’s intervention in Afghanistan. The series is edited by Dr Susanne Schmeidl, co-founder of The Liaison Office (TLO) in Afghanistan.Zabih Ullah

  • Zabih Ullah

In a new Afghan Voices paper, Zabih Ullah* explores how locals view coalition military operations in Kandahar. The author argues that, from a Kandahari perspective, the coalition’s military operations seem to be failing. While noting that locals do not want coalition forces to leave, the author examines how the coalition could gain greater local confidence in its military campaign in the province.*Zabih Ullah is a pseudonym. The author is a freelance journalist who was born and lives in Kandahar. He has also worked with local NGOs on peace-building issues for four years.How Afghans view coalition military operations in Kandahar is the second in the Afghan Voices series of occasional papers. The goal of this series is to inject a range of Afghan views into the discussion of the key issues surrounding the international community’s intervention in Afghanistan. The series is edited by Dr Susanne Schmeidl, co-founder of The Liaison Office (TLO) in Afghanistan.Zabih Ullah

  • Zabih Ullah