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Armed Conflict and Civilian Casualties, Afghanistan Trends and Developments 01 January 31 August 2008
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 10 September 2008. Posted on Reliefweb (.pdf file).

Report of the Secretary General on the situation in Afghanistan
United Nations, 23 September 2008 (.pdf file).

Killing Friends, Making Enemies: The Impact and Avoidance of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan
J. Alexander Thier and Azita Ranjbar. U.S. Institute of Peace, July 2008.

The Situation in Afghanistan and its Implications for International Peace and Security
Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations, 06 March 2008. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file)

Battle Company Is Out There
Elizabeth Rubin. The New York Times, 24 February 2008.

Afghan Civilian Casualties Rising, Analysts Report
Sharon Behn. Washington Times, 05 February 2008.

The Real "Surge" of 2007: Non-Combatant Death in Iraq and Afghanistan
Neta Crawford et al. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 22 January 2008.

Landmines, UXO Kill, Maim Hundreds in 2007
IRIN, 21 January 2008.

Navy: No Proof to Marines' Ambush Story
The Associated Press, 15 January 2008.

Ex-Marine Describes Shootings in Afghanistan
David Zucchino. Los Angeles Times, 09 January 2008.

General Investigated After Shootings
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 14 December 2007.

UN: Gunfire 'Onslaught' Hit Afghan Kids
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 19 November 2007.

Losing Afghanistan, One Civilian at a Time
Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann. Washington Post, 18 November 2007.

Violence in Afghanistan has Soared by 30%, U.N. Report Says
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 04 October 2007.

AP Count of Insurgency-Related Deaths Passes 5,000
The Associated Press, 02 October 2007.

Green Beret Hearing Focuses on How Charges Came About
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 19 September 2007.

Taliban Mines Take Toll on Civilian, Coalition Lives
Ahmad Khalid Moahid. Inter Press Service, 07 September 2007.

Nearly 230 Civilians Killed in Taliban Bombs This Year
Agence France Presse, 05 September 2007.

Marines Dispute Accounts of Excessive Force in Afghans' Deaths
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 05 September 2007.

Civilian Casualties Reportedly Peak in August
IRIN, 05 September 2007.

Afghan Elders and U.S. Differ on Who Killed 12 Civilians
David Rohde. The New York Times, 27 August 2007.

Concern Mounts Over Rising Casualty Rate
Thomas Harding. The Telegraph, 15 August 2007.

Afghan Body Count
Elise Szabo. United Press International, 24 July 2007. Posted on 15 August 2007.

Unearthing Anguish In a Troubled Land
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 13 August 2007.

Civilian Death Toll Rises in the Bloody Battle of Helmand
Mark Townsend. The Guardian, 12 August 2007.

British Criticize U.S. Air Attacks in Afghan Region
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 09 August 2007.

Rights Group, U.N. Sceptical About Reduced Civilian Casualties
IRIN, 31 July 2007.

When is an Accidental Civilian Death Not an Accident?
Mark Benjamin. Salon.com, 30 July 2007.

Afghan Civilian Casualties: a Battle of Tolls
Sylvie Briand. Agence France-Presse, 11 July 2007.

'Accidents of War':The Time Has Come for an Honest Discussion of Air Power
Tom Engelhardt. TomDispatch, 09 July 2007. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

NATO Regrets Deaths But Says Taliban 'Behead, Burn'
Reuters, 03 July 2007.

Afghan Rights Body Urges Cut in Foreign Air Raids
Sayed Salahuddin. Reuters, 02 July 2007.

Civilian Losses Overshadow Millions to Rebuild Afghan Legal System
Steven Edwards. CanWest News, 02 July 2007.

Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan No Coincidence
Ira Chernus. Common Dreams, 02 July 2007.

Civilian Deaths Fuel Afghan Outrage
Andrew Buncombe. The Independent, 02 July 2007.

Civilians Die In U.S.-NATO Air Assault In Afghanistan
Griff Witte and Javed Hamdard. Washington Post, 01 July 2007.

U.S. Dismisses Reports on Afghan Deaths
Pauline Jelinek. The Associated Press, 26 June 2007.

Karzai Decries Civilian Deaths, NATO Ops "careless"
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 24 June 2007.

Foreign Forces Blasted for Afghan Civilian Deaths
David Fox. Reuters, 20 June 2007.

Report Compares Afghan Civilian Death Tolls
Mark Oliver. The Guardian, 18 June 2007. (See report below dated 16 April 2007).

Afghanistan Faces Growing Civilian Death Toll in U.S./NATO war vs Taliban - ICRC
Forbes, 12 June 2007.

Stay Away from Troops, Taleban Warn Civilians
Agencies. The Peninsula, Qatar, 04 June 2007.

U.S. Compensated Iraqis, Afghans nearly $31 Million, GAO Says
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 01 June 2007 (See report below).

The Department of Defense's Use of Solatia and Condolence Payments in Iraq and Afghanistan
Report to Congressional Requesters. Government Accountability Office, 23 May 2007. Posted on 01 June 2007 (.pdf file).

NATO Reviews Afghan Tactics to Cut Civilian Deaths
Andrew Gray. Reuters, 18 May 2007.

German Defense Minister Calls for Changes in Afghanistan Tactics
Paul Ames. The Associated Press, 14 May 2007.

Success and Setbacks Marked in Afghanistan
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 14 May 2007.

Hearts, Minds and Death
The Economist, 10 May 2007.

21 Afghan Civilians Said Killed in Airstrike
The Associated Press, 09 May 2007.

U.S. Pays and Apologizes to Kin of Afghans Killed by Marines
David S. Cloud. The New York Times, 09 May 2007.

U.S. Military Probes Reports Of Afghan Civilian Deaths
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 04 May 2007.

Karzai Says Civilian Toll Is No Longer Acceptable
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 03 May 2007.

Some 1,600 Displaced after U.S. Air Raids
IRIN, 03 May 2007.

Anger Over 'Taliban' Deaths
Abdul Samad Rohani and S. Mudassir Ali Shah. Asia Times, 02 May 2007.

Killings of Afghan Civilians Recall Haditha
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 20 April 2007.

Report: Insurgents Killed 669 Afghans
Alisa Tang. The Associated Press, 16 April 2007. (See report below).

The Human Cost: The Consequences of Insurgent Attacks in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, 16 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Use of Indiscriminate and Excessive Force Against Civilians by U.S. Forces
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, March 2007 (.pdf file).

9 Afghan Civilians Reported Killed in U.S. Airstrike
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 06 March 2007.

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16 Civilians Die as U.S. Troops Fire on Afghan Road
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 05 March 2007.

Afghan Media: U.S. Troops Deleted Images
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 04 March 2007.

1,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2006, Report Says
Mark Tran. The Guardian, 30 January 2007.

Afghanistan: NATO Begins Fund For Civilian War Victims
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 26 January 2007.

Official: NATO Killed Too Many Civilians in Afghanistan in '06
The Associated Press, 03 January 2007. Posted on the USA Today website.

Tearful Karzai says Afghan Children are Dying from Terrorism and NATO Bombs
The Associated Press, 10 December 2006.

A NATO Bid to Regain Afghans' Trust
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 27 November 2006.

NATO Raid Killed 31 Civilians, Report Says
David Rohde and Taimoor Shah. The New York Times, 14 November 2006.

Afghan Conflict Deaths Quadruple
BBC News, 13 November 2006.

Civilian Deaths Turn Afghans Against NATO: Report
Reuters, 30 October 2006.

Karzai Orders Investigation Into Bombing by NATO
Abdul Waheed Wafa. The New York Times, 27 October 2006.

'60 Civilians Killed' in Nato Raid
Jackie Dent and agencies. The Guardian, 26 October 2006.

Row over Afghan Clash Casualties
BBC News, 24 August 2006.

100 Civilians Dead or Wounded in Three Months of Afghan Unrest
Agence France Presse, 16 July 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Legislator Assails Coalition On Civilian Casualties
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 13 July 2006

Afghanistan's Mounting Body Count No Measure of Success
Bronwen Roberts. Agence France Presse, 09 July 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

U.S. Military Vehicle in New Afghan Crash
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 08 June 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

Blame Game Rages After Kabul Riot
Simon Cameron-Moore. Reuters, 05 June 2006.

U.S. Says Troops Fired at Crowd In Afghan Capital
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 01 June 2006. Posted on the Information Clearing House

Many Afghans Resent Foreigners' Presence
Edward Harris. The Associated Press, 30 May 2006.

Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
Arianna Huffington. HuffingtonPost.com, 30 May 2006.

Afghan Army Patrols Kabul Amid Anger With U.S. Troops
Simon Cameron-Moore. Reuters, 30 May 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Anti-U.S. Rioting Erupts in Kabul; At Least 14 Dead
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 30 May 2006.

Afghan Battles See Higher Toll for Civilians
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 19 April 2006.

Reports Claim 'War On Terror' Used To Hide Blood-Feud Killings
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 31 March 2006.

Protest Deaths Highlight Afghan Dilemma
Phil Zabriskie. Time Magazine, 08 February 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Amnesty International Condemns the Killing of Civilians in South
IRIN, 19 January 2006.

'Zawahiri' Strike Sparks Protest
BBC, 14 January 2006.

18 Killed in Pakistan Air Strike
Reuters, 13 January 2006.

Afghan Father Sets High Price for Sons Killed in U.S. Accident
Ian Klaus. San Francisco Chronicle, 14 September 2005.

Afghans Say 4 Died When American Plane Bombed Their Village
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 12 August 2005.

US Regrets Afghan Civilian Deaths
BBC News, 04 July 2005.

Afghans Killed in Anti-U.S. Riots
CNN, 12 May 2005.

Afghanistan: Thousands of Civilian Casualties
Masuda Sultan. Miami Herald, 02 October 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

With Child Kidnappings on Rise, Afghans Seek Help from Public
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 30 April 2004.

Disappearing the Dead:  Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a "New Warfare"
Carl Conetta. PDA Research Monograph #9, 18 February 2004.

US Bombing Raid Kills 11 Afghans
Noor Khan. The Independent, 20 January 2004.

More Afghan Children Die in Raids
BBC News, 10 December 2003.

Grief for Children Killed as They Played
James Astill and Aijaz Rahi. The Scotsman, 08 December 2003.

Afghan Nomads Say U.S. Bombing Killed Nine
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 25 September 2003. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Afghan Violence Snares Civilians
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 21 August 2003.

U.S. Forces Fire Missiles at House Believed to Hide Afghan Rebels
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 11 May 2003.

American Air Attack Mistakenly Kills 11 Afghans
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 10 April 2003.

US Denies Afghan Civilian Deaths
BBC News, 13 February 2003.

Key Investigative Reporting from Afghanistan on Bombing Methods and Civilian Deaths
New York Times 7/21/2002, The Associated Press 7/1/2002, LA Times 6/2/2002, Washington Post 2/20/2002, Boston Globe 2/19/2002, Boston Globe 2/17/2002, Washington Post 2/13/2002, UK Guardian 2/12/2002, and Sunday Morning Herald 1/26/2002.

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1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces
3. Insurgency
4. Governance
5. Afghan Armed Forces
6. Reconstruction
7. Human Rights & Prisoners
8. Global Repercussions
9. Civilian Casualties
10. Opium
11. War Costs

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