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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Civilian casualties from Taliban strikes up this year, NATO says

Citing the BBC, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Tuesday that NATO troops and local organizations believe that Taliban attacks this year to date have resulted in a higher civilian death toll than in the same period of 2007.

Senior NATO officials said that 240 civilians had been killed by Taliban forces between January and mid-April of this year. According to the article, this figure represents a six-fold increase over the same period in 2007.

NATO officials also said that the number of civilian deaths due to NATO operations had fallen dramatically. Local organizations, however, disputed those findings.

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