Published: 24 February 2015
COI Report on the security situation in Afghanistan
EASO published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Afghanistan security situation’. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the security situation in Afghanistan, and provides information relevant for the protection status determination of Afghan asylum seekers. Amongst other things, the report reveals that armed insurgent groups, such as the Taliban and Hezb-e Islami Afghanistan, have increasingly conducted large scale attacks on the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The insurgents have been increasingly succesful in conquering and holding territory, but the ANSF generally still manage to control large city centres and towns in most of the country. Moreover, the report looks into the significant geographical differences in the security situation. EASO aims to update the security report every six months.