Afghanistan insurgent forces often claim that the military operations are commonly under law or that the civilians target is permissible at legal level. Statements of media through several commanders in Taliban and Taliban shura attributed documents have indicated that the leaders of Taliban will take into consideration that it is permissible to attack the government workers, teaches, non-governmental organizational employees and all those supporting the President Hamid Karzai government, in Afghanistan. The spokesmen of Taliban at several times undertook responsibility for several kidnappings and foreign humanitarian killings by saying that the killing is because they were spies from America. Such indications not only imply the leaders of Taliban indulgence into war crimes but they also help in facilitating and encouraging the low level commanders in law violations.
The Taliban leaders issued a rulebook in 2006 explaining why Taliban are of the belief that civil people and their property can be targeted to attack such as the following:
Work for present regime is not allowed as it strengthens an infidel system.
Strengthening new Islamic regime is essential and for this, Muslims need to hire religion based preachers.
Those working with the present regime need to be beaten
The NGOs coming into the nation under the government are just infidel like the government
Taking precautions to prevent the attack effects
IHL positions obligations over parties in a conflict, to take necessary measures that can help in protecting the civil people from unnecessary harm. Therefore, they should take all precaution feasibility for protecting the civil population from the attacks effects and should, to the range of feasibility, avoid locating the objectives of military in or near areas heavily populated.