Middle East

July 31, 2013

Kabul hospital is sad symbol of Afghanistan’s rising civilian toll

Even as the U.S. presence drops on the battlefields of Afghanistan, and with it American casualties, the number of civilian Afghans killed and injured in the conflict is rising, new U.N. numbers show. That’s been especially true for women and children, who’ve been caught in the crossfire as an emboldened Taliban tangles with empowered Afghan security forces.

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