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'Unprecedented': UN Finds US-Backed Forces Killed More Afghan Civilians Than Taliban and ISIS Did So Far in 2019.

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"A shocking number of civilians continue to be killed and maimed each day."
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https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1120352615798276097/QRlcxCwR?format=jpg& data-cke-saved-name=600x314 name=600x314 / Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | In an "unprecedented" revelation that highlights the consequences of the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan, the United Nations announced Wednesday that U.S.-backed forces killed more Afghan civilians than the Taliban and other armed anti-government groups did in the first three months of this year.

A new quarterly report (pdf) from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) shows that "pro-government forces," including both Afghan and international troops, killed 305 civilians from January to the end of March.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer, Common Dreams <https://www.commondreams.org>

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