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Taliban står for flest sivile tap i Afghanistan – 55 %, mot 39 prosent for ISAF og amerikanerne.

Civilian casualties have become one of the most contentious issues in the Afghan war, with Afghan political leaders criticizing American and NATO forces for the growing number of civilians killed in airstrikes and house raids.

But the United Nations has reported that 55 percent of the 2,118 civilian deaths in 2008 were caused by insurgents, while American-led forces accounted for 39 percent.

United Nations officials say they will issue updated figures for 2009 this month.

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