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Coalition documents 3,163 Afghan civilian casualties in first five months of 2019

13 Jul 2019 1TV News

2019-07-13 | 52 minute ago

NATO's Resolute Support Mission has documented 3,163 civilian casualties during the first five months of 2019, according to a report from the US Department of Defense.

The toll includes 950 deaths and 2,213 injured.

Majority of the casualties (2,749 including 778 deaths and 1,971) were caused by insurgents and terrorists, according to the report addressed to the US Congress.

US-led coalition was responsible for 115 civlian casualties including 60 deaths and 55 injured.

158 civilian casualties (68 killed and 90) were attributed to Afghan forces.

On US military casualties, the report said that there were eight deaths because of hostile actions during the reporting period. 34 were wounded in action, it added.

That brings up the total number of US military deaths since 2001 to 1,894.

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