Civilian deaths in Afghanistan war reach new high in 2014: U.N.

December 19, 2014 6:06 PM

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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan war reach new high in 2014: U.N.

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with the Taliban in 2014, making it the deadliest year on record for non-combatants, the United Nations said on Friday.

The numbers are a sharp reminder that the Afghan war is far from over, even as a U.S.-led international force formally ends its combat mission at the end of the month, shifting to a supporting role for Afghan forces after 13 years.

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