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Afghan Civilian Casualties Hit New High in 2015

The United Nations said Sunday Afghan hostilities left more than 3,500 civilians dead and nearly 7,500 others wounded in 2015, an increase of four percent in civilian casualties from the previous year. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says the number of civilian casualties during 2015 are the highest recorded since it began its systematic documentation of civilian casualties in 2009. UNAMA says increased ground fighting in and around populated areas, along with...

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