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Nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded in first half of 2019, UN says

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While the total figure is a 27% drop on 2018, the number of incidents attributed to government and NATO-led troops has risen significantly At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against Islamist militant groups, including a large increase in the number of casualties caused by government and NATO-led troops, a UN report said on Tuesday.The figures were released as talks between the Taliban and US officials to end the 18-year Afghan war entered an important stage, with US negotiators aiming to reach a peace deal before September. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-07-30 05:44:17

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