Over 1,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2006

Human Rights Watch released a report saying that over 1,000 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year, according to BBC News. HRW says that most were killed by the Taliban or other anti-government groups. Also, 80,000 people have been displaced in southern Afghanistan. Though the government said a year ago that it would improve security and human rights, “Kabul and its international backers have made little progress in providing basic needs like security, food, electricity, water and health care,” according to Sam Zarifi, HRW’s Asia Research Director.

Earlier in this month, NATO says that it’s biggest mistake was killing innocent civilians.

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