Saturday, September 19, 2009

AFGHANISTAN: Media Outrage Over Coalition Killing of Reporter

By Killid Correspondents, Inter Press Service News, Sep 19, 2009

KABUL, Sep 19 (IPS) – For many Afghans, slain Afghan journalist Sultan Munadi has become a symbol for all that is wrong with the United States-led war in Afghanistan.

One thousand and thirteen Afghan civilians died due to the conflict in the first six months of this year, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, a 24 percent increase over the same period in 2008, when 818 civilians were killed.

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