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UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties to Equal, Exceed Record

Civilian casualties of the armed conflict in Afghanistan this year are projected to equal or exceed the country's deadliest year on record, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced Wednesday in Kabul. According to UNAMA's 2015 Midyear Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 4,921 civilian casualties were documented in the first half of 2015. The 1,592 deaths and 3,329 injuries represent a 1 percent increase in total civilian...

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