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U.N. urges foreign forces, Taliban to cut civilian deaths

U.N. officials in Afghanistan said on Monday that up to 380 civilians were killed in the Afghan conflict in the first four months of 2007 and called on Western military forces and the Taliban to respect laws protecting civilians. NATO and the U.S.-led coalition forces have been under fire for a recent surge in civilian casualties in the nearly 6-year-old war against the Taliban, ousted from government for harboring al Qaeda in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Full Story

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