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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:45 AM

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents -- UN

Source: Agence France-Presse


Thomas Watkins 24 Apr 2019 07:24

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by United States and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released on Wednesday revealed.

The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for a peace deal with the Taliban, who now control or influence more parts of the country than at any time since they were ousted in 2001.

During the first three months of 2019, international and pro-government forces were responsible for the deaths of 305 civilians, whereas insurgent groups killed 227 people, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a quarterly report.

The majority of the deaths resulted from US air strikes or from search operations on the ground, primarily conducted by US-backed Afghan forces, some of which UNAMA said “appear to act with impunity”.


Read more: https://mg.co.za/article/2019-04-24-more-civilians-now-killed-by-us-afghan-forces-than-by-insurgents-un

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:48 AM

1. is there anyone even in charge here ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:38 AM

4. Nope, just a bunch of goons in uniform getting their rocks off killing moozlims.

That's why certain people throw a shitfit in this country about sending war crime committing soldiers to the Hague. Because they wouldn't be able to get away with their sick hobbies any more.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:00 AM

2. Why am I thinking about The Doors?

 

After all, by the looks of it, we're nowhere close to The End in that country!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:14 AM

3. We Are There for the Resources

We are there for their resources. There is about $600 billion worth of mineral resources there. That’s why we are still there!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:21 PM

5. Very sad..

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