Who’s Killing the Civvies in Afghanistan?

Some new stats in on who’s killing civilians in Afghanistan.

According to this statement from a human rights group, here’s the stats for the first 10 months of 2009 (click on pie chart to enlarge):

The raw numbers:  insurgents – 1397, AFG-NATO forces – 465, other – 165.

So much for this part of the Taliban rule book, eh?

“Governors, district chiefs and line commanders and every member of the Mujahideen must do their best to avoid civilian deaths, civilian injuries and damage to civilian property. Great care must be taken.”

By the way, in spite of the breakdown of the stats, the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) statement calls for NATO countries to come up with a unified compensation policy for victim families of collateral damage.

I eagerly await such a request for the Taliban.

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