UN Reports Over 8,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2018, Mostly Women and Children

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(ANTIWAR.COM— Including to a rising listing of UN stories launched just lately all displaying a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in numerous manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government airstrikes.

This has been ongoing by means of the 12 months, with a lower in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria resulting in extra warplanes dedicated to bombings in Afghanistan. Extra US strikes means extra civilians getting hit, that means the casualty figures are at multi-year highs.

The UN figures present 649 civilian casualties within the US and Afghan airstrikes in 2018’s first 9 months. That is 39% greater than the identical interval in 2017, in addition to greater than the entire of final 12 months. 60% of the casualties are ladies and kids.

All these reports on all these different sorts of civilian casualties caused by the struggle present a basic improve in violence towards civilians on all fronts, with no indicators of the violence slowing down ant time quickly.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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