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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