No major offensive has accompanied the resumption of widescale fighting but it has not stopped civilian casualties rising markedly The Taliban’s annual spring offensive was not marked with a big operation this year, as it did last year when the militants unleashed a string of attacks around Kabul and across Afghanistan.
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The Taliban spring offensive – civilians count the cost
British soldiers and airmen served at a secretive US detention facility that was the scene of some of the worst human rights abuses of the Iraq war Ian Cobain Paddy Allen
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The photojournalist’s book about former soldiers – which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the invasion – shows the consequences of laying down your weapons and speaking out “After I made my public testimony about the atrocities I had experienced, my brother publicly disowned me on Facebook for everyone to see.
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