The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan reports that civilian deaths are up 24% over last year. Somehow I missed this report on our imperial mainstream news. This figure relates only to direct casualties of battle and assasinations, etc. It doesn’t report other collateral damage caused by our mis-managed occupation (eg. lack of access to pure water, unavailable health care resources, etc.) The figure is also under-stated because it uses official US and Afghan government figures, which nearly always under-count the actual dead (based on reports from civilians on the ground and independent NGOs).
And so the slaughter continues. Your US tax dollars at work, making poor people miserable around the world.