Afghan civilian war deaths hit record level: U.N. report

Published on 14 July 2011

The first half of this year was the deadliest six months for civilians in Afghanistan since the decade-old war began, the country's U.N. mission said on Thursday. (..) The U.N. World Food Program also said on Wednesday that two to three million people across Afghanistan are likely to need extra food aid from September following drought and a poor wheat harvest this year.

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