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U.S. and NATO Forces Responsible for More Than Half of Last Year’s Child Deaths in Afghanistan War

Posted by Derrick Crowe on February 25th, 2010

According to the United Nations, almost 350 children were killed in the Afghanistan war last year, more than half by U.S. and allied forces. Several have been killed just since the launch of Operation Moshtarak. Since the launch of the massive operation in Marjah, Afghanistan, U.S. and allied forces have killed at least 50 civilians.

The toll published by the UN is much lower than the figures released earlier this year by the Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM), which reported that the war killed three children every day last year, or “1,050 people under 18 years old killed last year alone.”

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  1. Afghan Voice says:

    It is amazing that so many children are dieing and what do their families get? a mere “sorry”. I bet if these PR people's own children faced the same fate they wouldn't just want an apology!

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