Afghanistan violence: UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ civilian deaths • FRANCE 24 English

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The United Nations warned Monday that #Afghanistan could see the highest number of civilian deaths in more than a decade if the #Taliban’s offensives across the country are not halted. #Violence has surged since early May when the insurgents cranked up operations to coincide with a final withdrawal of US-led foreign forces.

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