Afghanistan: 'We are all war victims' - displaced families living in makeshift camp

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Afghan families who have been forced to leave their homes due to ongoing fighting between the Taliban and so-called Islamic State militants took shelter in make-shift camps located in the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, Wednesday


SOT, Gul Zaman, Displaced villager (Pashto): “We are all war victims, currently in our village there is ongoing bombarding, a lots of houses are destroyed in several villages, and about 6,000 or 7,000 displaced families are living here in the camp.”

SOT, Gul Zaman, Displaced villager (Pashto): “In this operation many casualties go to civilians, from both sides.”

SOT, Displaced villager (Pashto): “In that time when we fled Taliban and IS groups fought with each other, then government forces launched military operation against IS, our houses were destroyed, animals (cow) were killed following shelling, now we don't have home materials.”

SOT, Displaced villager (Pashto): “Our houses were destroyed; they use our homes as their positions for fighting with each other, our old home materials were destroyed as well as currently fighting is ongoing there.”

SOT, Displaced villager (Pashto): “I fled my home and my two sons martyred, then I rescued myself and two of my grandchildren, we live here.”

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