Tuesday, 27 December 2011


Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed the death of another British soldier injured in Afghanistan bringing the British death toll in Afghanistan to 393.
Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans for a scheduled Afghan withdrawal with 500 troops planned to be pulled out in 2012 and more in 2013. 
Nevertheless, Cameron did not give an exact timescale for the British troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan while claiming that all soldiers should be out by 2014. 

The US-led Afghan war began in 2001. While there is no official figure revealing the number of civilian deaths, different reports tried to estimate the civilian death toll over different spans of time. 

A United Nations (UN) report revealed that nearly 3,000 civilians were killed in 2010. Furthermore, another UN report showed that only the first half of 2011, “1,462 non-combatants died.” 

1 comment:

  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/6764092937/in/photostream