IntelCenter Taliban Attack Claims by Province in Afghanistan - Jun. 2008 v1.0

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This 44"x36" wall chart shows the volume of written Taliban attack claims broken down by province in Afghanistan for Jun. 2008. When one claim listed several attacks in different areas, each was counted as a separate attack. When simultaneous, coordinated attacks were reported together, they were counted as one attack because of the coordination in both the attack and the claim. In written claims, the Taliban often restates previous incidents that occurred in the same area. These were not included in the count. While it is clear the Taliban exaggerates casualty numbers in its attack claims, there appears to be a closer connection between claimed attacks and actual incidents. Regardless of the assessment as to the accuracy of the Taliban’s claims, this is a clear indicator of the focus of the Taliban’s messaging efforts and the perception they are working to achieve. The largest number of incidents claimed in any province was 54 in Kandahar Province, where on 13 Jun., Taliban rebels stormed a Kandahar prison, freeing hundreds of rebels who then fled to nearby Arghandab District of the same Province, spurring a massive clearing operation. This level of activity is reflected in the number of claims reported by the Taliban. The second-largest number of claims was 51 in Helmand Province, followed by 42 in Ghazni Province. No attacks were claimed in Balkh, Bamiyan, Daikundi, Samangan and Sar-i Pol provinces. There were six attacks claimed in unspecified locations that were not counted.

The wall chart has an adhesive backing that lets you attach it directly to a wall and then pull it off and reposition it when you want. It is made with a polypropylene based material that is water resistant and flexible with a matte surface finish.

Electronic versions of IntelCenter Wall Charts, including the original i2 Analyst Notebook files, are available to IntelCenter Database (ICD) subscribers.

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