Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Civilian Casualty Numbers - Afghanistan

A new UN report has revealed the true scale of the human tragedy in Afghanistan over the past 10 years. The total number of civilian casualties surpassed 100,000.

Over 3,400 civilians were killed in the Afghan conflict in 2019, according to new United Nations data released on Saturday. The United Nations' Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also announced 6,989 were wounded, making the sixth year in a row that civilian casualties have surpassed 10,000.
38% of casualties resulted from government or Western allies actions, 62% of the 2019 casualties were caused by non-government forces, with 47% attributed to the Taliban and 12% to the so-called Islamic State (IS) armed group.

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