23 percent reduction in civilian casualties in the first three months of 2019
Reporter: Latifa Sahel
The United Nations has published a newsletter that casualties in the first three months of 2019 have dropped by at least 23 per cent. According to the Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, reducing suicide and explosive attacks, as well as severe winter cold, are among the most important issues that have led to a reduction in civilian casualties this year.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), UNAMA, has also said that the increase in airstrikes by Afghan security forces and their international partners has caused civilian casualties to be a major factor in the increase in civilian casualties this year.