Military won’t release kill numbers

The military refuses to release figures on how many Taleban fighters and other enemy combatants have been killed by Danish soldiers during the War in Afghanistan. As the last Danish troops leave the war-torn country, some are asking that the military release their estimates on how many enemy fighters have been killed. The Army’s press officer, Peter Enggård, said that such raw numbers have no real meaning.

“We have not been in Afghanistan only to kill Taleban fighters and that has never been our criteria for success,” he said.

Enggård said it is hard to say with certainty how many enemy combatants and civilians were killed during an engagement. Denmark's involvement in Afghanistan cost the lives of 43 Danish soldiers. – Politiken