U.S., Taliban Start Weeklong Partial Truce in Effort to End Afghan War

KABUL—As the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban started Saturday a seven-working day partial truce in advance of a feasible peace deal to conclusion additional than 18 yrs of war, the United Nations furnished proof of the conflict’s huge toll on civilians.

Far more than ten,000 civilians were being killed and injured from combating in Afghanistan for the sixth straight calendar year in 2019, the U.N. reported in a report. The range of civilian casualties has now surpassed one hundred,000 soon after additional than a decade of the U.N. documenting the war’s affect on civilians, it reported.