Islamic Emirate: Breakdown of statistics on civilian casualties (May to July 2016)


An Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan account tweeting in English by name of Abdulqahar Balkhi has tweeted the Taliban’s latest statistics for May to July 2016. Balkhi stated, they are collected by “a department (ties with Military Commission) with hundreds of personnel who investigate all incidents of civ(ilian) casualties”.

Islamic Emirate produce quarterly reports and monthly updates detailing casualties and military operations as well as weekly articles and daily updates on administration and research, viewpoints of Islamic scholars, interviews with provincial governors and reports from the battlefield.

Statistics were tweeted to United Nations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Taliban have on occasions accused these organizations of selective reporting on human rights and debated statistics via social media.

Department for Prevention of Civilian Casualties Quarterly Report (May-July 2016)

Total incidents causing civilian casualties – 188

Deaths – 401

Injuries – 632



Incidents attributed to parties:

– 124 by & stooge admin forces

– 38 by Daesh/internal clashes/unattributed

– 26 by IEA


Percent attributed to parties

– 66% by & stooge admin forces

– 20% by Daesh/internal clashes/unattributed

– 14% by IEA


Deaths: 286 male, 50 female, 65 children

Injuries: 469 male, 49 female, 114 children




 Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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1 Response to Islamic Emirate: Breakdown of statistics on civilian casualties (May to July 2016)

  1. Pingback: Islamic Emirate: Second Quarterly Report by Department for the Prevention of Civilian Casualties | Carol Anne Grayson (Radical Sister) blog

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