UN says record number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2018

UN says record number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2018

The UN said Sunday that a record number of Afghan civilians were killed last year due to stepped up aerial attacks by US-led forces and more suicide bombings. 3,804 civilian lives that included 927 children, resulted in a 11 per cent spike in civilian deaths versus 2017.

Christopher Harbutt
Christopher Harbutt 1 year

According to the report, 63 percent of all civilian casualties were caused by insurgents, with the breakdown blaming the Taliban for 37 percent of the dead and wounded, the Islamic State group for 20 percent, and a collection of other anti-government groups for the remaining 6 percent. The government and its U.S. and NATO allies were blamed for 24 percent of the dead and wounded civilians caught in the crossfire, many of them killed in stepped up aerial attacks, most of which are carried out by the U.S. and NATO.

No Signal
No Signal 1 year

Good God Reuters, stop mixing numbers together. Give a break down report of who is actually doing the most killing? It's called journalism.

Drums 1 year

The UN should give Afghan some diversity.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 1 year

Number of REPORTED deaths

Julian 1 year

But, according to our government we need to stay there forever

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