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More than 10000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan conflict last year

More than 10000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan conflict last year

The UN has also confirmed in its 2017 Annual Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan the death toll for civilians to have reached 3,438 while injured civilians reached 7,015 during the period between 1 January and 31 December past year.

The 2017 Annual Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan documented 10,453 civilian casualties, including 3,438 deaths and 7,015 wounded, in 2017. Conversely, anti-government forces caused 6,768 casualties in 2017, a slight decrease from 7,003 in 2016.

The decline was attributed to a reduction in ground operations as well as mortar attacks in the most populous areas, according to the UN.

"The chilling statistics in this report provide credible data about the war's impact, but the figures alone can not capture the appalling human suffering inflicted on ordinary people", said UNAMA head Tadamichi Yamamoto.

Women and children were heavily affected by the violence with 359 women killed last year, an increase of 5% over the previous year - and 865 injured.

"Attacks where anti-government elements deliberately targeted civilians accounted for 27% of the total civilian casualties. mainly from suicide and complex attacks", the United Nations said in a statement.

Danielle Bell, a United Nations official for human rights in Afghanistan, said the reduction "is an important step" but cautioned that 2017 was the "fourth consecutive year, where the emission recorded more than 10,000 civilian causalities".

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"Afghan civilians have been killed going about their daily lives - travelling on a bus, praying in a mosque, simply walking past a building that was targeted".

Bush deployed troops in Afghanistan in 2001 and a year ago, Trump redoubled his efforts to attack the region when US unleashed the Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) against an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province, along the border with Pakistan.

"Such attacks are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law and are likely, in most cases, to constitute war crimes".

Between Jan. 1, 2009, and December 31, 2017, the conflict in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 28,291 civilians and wounded 52,366 others, according to the report.

However, Taliban said privatizing the war would be a grave mistake after reports surfaced that a private firm named Black Water offered its services to replace the us troops with 5,500 private contractors who would train the Afghan soldiers to join them in the fight against Taliban. That figure included 3,510 deaths and 7,924 injuries.

The report also found that the number of air strikes conducted by Afghan air forces and the global coalition increased "significantly" - and with it the number of strike-related deaths.

The report stresses the importance of implementing Protocol V, noting that in 2017, UNAMA documented 164 deaths and 475 injured as a result of explosive remnants of war. "The Afghan government can only negotiate to end the war if the Taliban are ready".

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