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UN: 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured over the last decade

File photo of US troops walking through the rubble of a house in Afghanistan destroyed in a US-led airstrike.

Amin Alemi
Press TV, Kabul

Based on a recent statement released by United Nations, 100 thousand Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded over the past 10 years.

The UN also urged those participating in all peace efforts to consider the millions of ordinary Afghans, especially the victims of the war, who want a chance to live in peace so they can rebuild their lives.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan UNAMA has called on all to seek ways to reduce levels of violence, especially the violence that harms civilians, on the way to a lasting political settlement and a permanent ceasefire.

Afghans have different ideas regarding how to put an end to the violence in their country including an urgent end to support for terrorists groups. This is while the Afghan government has recently expanded its efforts to launch direct peace talks with the Taliban militant group in order to put an end to the conflict in the country and save more civilian lives, but officials believe obstacles prevent that from happening.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of fighting terrorists. 18 years after the invasion and the continued US military presence in Afghanistan has failed either to eliminate the militant group or bring lasting peace to the country. 

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