[JURIST] A UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) [official website] mid-year report [text, PDF] released on Wednesday indicated a 23 percent rise in the number of Afghani civilian casualties over the first six months of 2013 as compared to the same period last year. The report noted that many civilian deaths have been caused by the increased use of improvised explosive devices [UNAMA press release]. Women and children are also increasingly the victims in the country's war, with a 30...

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