Violence against Afghan civilians surged after Taliban-U.S. talks

Last year 'could have been the year of peace in Afghanistan. Instead, thousands of Afghan civilians perished,' said a senior U.N. official.

2/23/2021 2:59:00 PM

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan have sharply risen after peace talks began last year, the UN found in a report. 'Parties refusing to consider a ceasefire must recognize the devastating consequences,' a senior UN official said.

Last year 'could have been the year of peace in Afghanistan. Instead, thousands of Afghan civilians perished,' said a senior U.N. official.

Rohullah / Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images fileCivilian casualties were 8,820 in 2020, according to the United Nations' mission to Afghanistan's (UNAMA) annual report. That was 15 percent lower than the previous year, but the report's authors noted with alarm a sharp uptick and historically high civilian casualties in the final three months of 2020, when peace talks began.

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Last year"could have been the year of peace in Afghanistan. Instead, thousands of Afghan civilians perished," said Deborah Lyons, head of UNAMA, reiterating calls for a ceasefire which has been repeatedly rejected by the."Parties refusing to consider a ceasefire must recognize the devastating consequences."

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Sadly in that part of the world there will never be peace as we know it, through their history that’s been how they became Countries by fighting with each other. Please make Peace! They went to Afghanistan in the name of 'fighting Terrorism but ended up having negotiations for the benefits of Saudis-Pakis & Israeli nonsense. What the crap has Khalizad been doing against America? America, you must stand up against your foreign policy makers if you care.

So why aren't we inviting Afghanistan Refugees into America as they legitimately need some place to relocate?