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For the fourth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed or injured in the conflict in Afghanistan, the United Nations said in its annual report on civilian casualties on Thursday.
Afghan authorities said on Tuesday the country's air force had killed up to 13 civilians including women and children in airstrikes targeting a Taliban base in the western province of Herat.
The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said yesterday, with children paying a particularly heavy price.