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3 kids a day die in war in Afghanistan, thoughts?

KABUL (AFP) – Children are the biggest victims of the war in Afghanistan, with more than 1,050 people under 18 years old killed last year alone, according to an Afghan human rights watchdog.

Taliban-linked militants caused around 64 percent of all violent child deaths last year, the Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) said in a report.

Children were also press-ganged, sexually exploited, deprived of health and education, and illegally detained by all sides in a war that is dragging into its ninth year since the US-led invasion toppled the Taliban regime.

"At least three children were killed in war-related incidents every day in 2009 and many others suffered in diverse but mostly unreported ways," ARM director Ajmal Samadi said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100107/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanunrestchildren_20100107022537

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:26 AM on Jan. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • War is hell.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:28 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • We need to get out of Afghanistan, it's a no-win situation.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:30 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • And just who is killing these kids? Who is recruiting them for violence? We all know more Muslims are killed by Muslims than by the war on terror. There was a question on here about that and the Muslim mommy's agreed!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:53 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Children died in suicide attacks and roadside bombings -- at the crux of the Taliban's arsenal against US, NATO and Afghan troops fighting the increasingly virulent insurgency as it spreads across the impoverished country.

    The Taliban "reportedly caused more harm and intentionally abused more children for illegal purposes than pro-government Afghan and international forces," the report said.

    "Through a horrible anti-education policy of heinous attacks, intimidation and terror the insurgents deprived hundreds of thousands of children, boys and girls, from education mostly in the insecure south and east of the country."

    On the other hand, the Western-backed government has failed to introduce or implement laws to protect children against the abuses of war or "bring alleged criminals and abusers to justice," Samadi said.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:57 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • "Through a horrible anti-education policy of heinous attacks, intimidation and terror the insurgents deprived hundreds of thousands of children, boys and girls, from education mostly in the insecure south and east of the country." On the other hand, the Western-backed government has failed to introduce or implement laws to protect children against the abuses of war or "bring alleged criminals and abusers to justice," Samadi said.


    Clearly, we are only adding to the problems. Get out now-

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:01 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Yes...because the suicide bombings ONLY started when the US got there. Ummmmm....no. This is just like in the ghettos the PEOPLE who LIVE there need to stand up and say enough! When that has happened in crime riddled areas they have been turned around!  As long as the locals ( both citizens and religious centers) continue to protect the bad guys.....THIS is what will happen. 

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 11:19 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • This story makes me ill and I don't have the ability to look at it objectively right now. I don't understand how anyone would be OK with this - no matter the reasons behind it.
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 11:23 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • You have to think deeper in this . People die(yes even kids) in war. You have to go back to the reasons the war is being waged. You can be against war or you can just hate the fact that is is what it is. No one wants to just kill people.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:33 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • itsmesteph

    Why is it being waged?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Where are all the pro-lifers
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

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