"No less then Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro supported the resolution, which aims to protect civilians
from being subject of attack," the 403IB said in the statement.
UNAMA attributed 52 per cent of all civilian
casualties to AGEs, with 38 per cent attributed to Taliban, 11 per cent to Da'esh/Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), and 3 per cent to unidentified AGEs.
At the same time, the UN Mission attributed 52 per cent of all civilian
casualties to anti-Government elements, with 38 per cent attributed to Taliban, 11 per cent to Daesh/Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), and three per cent to unidentified anti-Government elements.
The report documented 3,812 civilian
casualties -- 1,366 deaths and 2,446 injured -- from Jan.
At least 23 percent of civilian
fatalities was in Central Luzon and 22 percent in Calabarzon, a region near Metro Manila.
According to the quarterly report on the protection of civilians
in armed conflict published by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, 'Civilian
deaths attributed to Pro-Government Forces surpassed those attributed to Anti-Government Elements during the first quarter of 2019.' This report presents a holistic picture of the multi-layered sufferings of the Afghan civilians
in the hands of the pro-government and anti-state forces.
intelligence officials to report civilian
deaths in drone strikes outside of active war zones.
The data showed that ground engagements were the leading cause of civilian
casualties, causing approximately one- third of the total.
The media wing of military ISPR told media that the injured civilians
were identified as Azmat Bibi, age 55 years, and Baba Jan, son of Ghulam Mohammad, (age 75 years, resident of Mera village).
According to the UN, at least 32,000 civilians
have been killed and another 60,000 wounded in the last decade when the organisation began compiling the data.The uptick in violence in 2018 coincides with a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by the deliberate targeting of civilians
", according to the report, mostly stemming from suicide attacks by insurgents allied with the Taliban or Daesh.
The UNAMA found that ground engagements were the second leading cause of civilian
casualties, followed by targeted and deliberate killings, aerial operations and explosive remnants of war.
The report identifies the victims of these deliberate attacks as including midwifery students and students preparing for university entrance exams; players and spectators at cricket and wrestling matches; worshippers at mosques; humanitarian aid workers; education officials; civilian
government staff providing essential services to Afghans, as well as civilians
seeking to access those government services; and election workers, and men and women attempting to participate in the electoral process.