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Afghan civilian casualties drop for first time in 5 years
report By Jennifer Rowland Wednesday,
August 8, 2012
The United Nations said Wednesday that the number of Afghan civilian casualties have dropped for the first time in five years, falling 15 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year (CNN, AP, AFP). However, UN officials cautioned that the conflict intensified in May, and civilian casualties increased again as the summer fighting progressed.