Thursday, February 25, 2010

UN Report: 346 Afghan Children Killed in 2009, Mostly by NATO

Largest Portion of Killings Came in Air Strikes

by Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com, February 24, 2010

When the record 2009 civilian death toll began to emerge, NATO was quick to brag that they had actually killed fewer civilians than the Taliban. This appears to be the case still, though UN reports suggested the difference wasn’t nearly as dramatic as NATO initially claimed. There is one thing the Taliban can’t compete with NATO on, however, and that’s the killing of children.

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