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Civilian deaths increase in Afghanistan

According to the United Nations, 2009 was the deadliest year for civilians in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban government in 2001. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2009 reports that at least 2412 Afghan civilians died as a result of the war last […]

Bomb first, ask questions later

U.S. Report Finds Errors in Afghan Airstrikes By ERIC SCHMITT and THOM SHANKER Published: June 2, 2009, The New York Times WASHINGTON – A military investigation has concluded that American personnel made significant errors in carrying out some of the airstrikes in western Afghanistan on May 4 that killed dozens of Afghan civilians, according to […]