Democracy Now: Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Decline for 1st Time in 5 Years


Civilian deaths in Afghanistan have declined for the first time in five years. The deputy chief of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, unveiled the new figures on Wednesday.

Nicholas Haysom: “Civilians deaths and injuries declined by 15 percent in the first six months of 2012. Despite this reduction in civilian causalities, overall conflict in Afghanistan continues to inflict a disproportionate and unacceptable toll on Afghan women, children and men.”

Around a third of those killed or wounded from January through June were women or children. The U.S.-led NATO occupation force and the Afghan military accounted for around 14 percent of the deaths. Most NATO victims died in air strikes.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 9, 2012.

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