UN: Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Fall 20 Percent
After five years of rising deaths, civilian casualties in Afghanistan dropped 20 percent in the first four months of the year, the United Nations
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said, a rare piece of good news as foreign combat forces prepare to pull out by the end of 2014.
The killing of civilians has soured the feelings of many ordinary Afghans towards foreign forces
|Not to mention towards the jihadis...|
and has been a constant strain on ties between the Afghan government and its Western backers in the increasingly unpopular war.
|The Talibs have an advantage. They can always change turbans, go to the mosque and say if necessary, "Wudn't me, it was someone else" and be believed. Whereas we can't do that very well. And that's all the advantage they need in the end.|
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