February 19th, 2013
03:39 AM ET

U.N.: Civilian deaths fall in Afghanistan

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan dropped 12% in 2012 - the first time that figure has fallen in six years, a U.N. report said Tuesday.

The report by the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) credits the decline to:

- fewer suicide bombings

- a decline in aerial attacks

- less ground fighting between pro-government and militant forces

- care taken by those pro-government forces to minimize harm to civilians.


Filed under: Afghanistan
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  1. saywhat

    I did not know that there were civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghan 'campaigns'.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Tens of thousands killed in prosecuting this 'war on terror', women, children and such were all terrorists weren't they??

    February 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. candi

    less killing and deaths in the world is always a plus

    February 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. candi

    very impressive use that tactic and enhance it to improve.finally some difference for the better

    February 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |