The number of civilians killed in the conflict in Afghanistan so far this year has risen by 24% compared with the same period last year, the UN says.
More than 1,000 people were killed in the first six months of the year, according to a UN report.
It blamed insurgents for using increasingly deadly modes of attack. It also said air strikes by government-allied forces were responsible.
OBAMA ESCAPES BLAME.
WHY? HE'S A LEFTIE, SO THE LEFTWING DOMINATED MSM/UN/NGO'S DON'T DARE CRITICIZE HIM FOR THE VERY SAME THINGS THEY CRUCIFIED BUSH FOR.