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Civilian Casualties Worsened as Intra-Afghan Talks Began, says UNAMA’s 2020 report on the Protection of Civilians

Kate Clark

UNAMA’s 2020 report civilian casualties in the Afghan conflict published today shows the overall number of civilians killed and injured fell by 15 per cent compared to 2019. Yet, for the first time since UNAMA began systematically documenting civilian casualties 12 years ago, they increased in the fourth quarter, driven especially by insurgent violence. Rather […]

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Taliban attack in Kabul signals the start of summer offensive

Martine van Bijlert

ABC RN Drive (radio), 20 April 2016 “The Taliban says the truck bomb detonated in the Afghan capital signals the beginning of a summer offensive. But analyst Martine van Bijlert says fighting never stopped for the winter. For her, the significance of this attack comes from the effect it has had on Kabul’s civilian population, who felt […]

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Attack on the ICRC: Crossing a Red Line

Kate Clark

Today (29 May 2013), suicide bombers attacked the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jalalabad, killing an unarmed guard and wounding a delegate before the attack was suppressed by Afghan security forces. No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Nevertheless, the insurgency has crossed a red line. It is […]

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Ulama conference aimed at outlawing suicide attacks: victim of a blame game (amended)

Borhan Osman

As the leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Britain meet in London today to discuss the peace process, AAN looks at an earlier plan to present a common Pakistan/Afghan face against the Taleban over the issue of suicide attacks. In November, Islamabad and Kabul announced they would be holding an ulama conference in January in which […]

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