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Afghanistan – Civilian Casualties Are Escalating, In 2016 about 61 percent of civilian casualties were caused by the Taliban and ISIL

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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 were the highest recorded by the United Nations, the world body said, with nearly 11,500 non-combatants – one third of them children – killed or wounded. Fighting between Afghan security forces and armed groups, especially in populated areas, remained “the leading cause of civilian casualties” more than two years after…

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