The government and international forces of Afghan have the responsibility to provide security for the civil people operations which entail, in a frequent manner, operations in and near the civil people regions. Therefore, taking all precautions which have feasibility is still more likely to imply that such forces will keep conducting their operations in areas highly populated. Certain steps, nonetheless, like maintaining base out of these areas and avoiding roads to be crowded, need to be considered and adopted wherever possible for minimizing the threat to civil population in cases of attack insurgency.
Most Afghans who have reported to HRW (Human rights watch) have raised several issues on the nature of armed conflict, some of which are related to particular behaviour of fight by both sides. Other issues are related to broad problems of insurgent legitimacies and international forces role to support government. While the issue is in the IHL purview, there are various issues which are not such as international forces role to support government and still for most Afghans these concerns are related invariably. How every side indulges in acts of war is seek as impacting the war legitimacy. Expectations that are not met regarding security factor heavily over personal opinions.
Most Afghans blamed the worsened situation of security in Afghanistan on the failures through the government, its coalition and forces of NATO since Taliban fall. Some have advised that armed conflicts and insurgent forces gained a new type of success from 2006 to 2007 especially within south because of local population support who was angry at common security inadequacy, corruption of the government, war-lords government alliances and failures of the government for delivering promised aid of development. Others on the other hand, have argued that the popularity of Taliban has been supported through repeated situations.