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Afghanistan: Civilian Toll Devastating

Expand Abdul Jabar, who lost four family members, shows a list of villagers who were killed in a September 19, 2019 airstrike in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, October 1, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Rahmat Gul (New York) – Attacks by all parties to Afghanistan’s armed conflict in 2019 took a devastating toll on civilians, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020. Deaths from Afghan government and United States’ operations exceeded those caused by the Taliban for the first time in the first half of 2019, largely due to a sharp increase in US airstrikes. The Taliban carried out indiscriminate…

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