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Afghanistan War Kills Three Children Every Day

Posted by Derrick Crowe on January 7th, 2010

A new report from the Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARN) shows that the main victims of the Afghanistan war are children:

KABUL — Children are the biggest victims of the war in Afghanistan, with more than 1,050 people under 18 years old killed last year alone, according to an Afghan human rights watchdog.

Taliban-linked militants caused around 64 percent of all violent child deaths last year, the Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) said in a report.

Children were also press-ganged, sexually exploited, deprived of health and education, and illegally detained by all sides in a war that is dragging into its ninth year since the US-led invasion toppled the Taliban regime.

According to the report, the war kills an average of three children per day.

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