U.N. Presses Taliban, Afghan Government for Peace Talks

KABUL—The number of civilian casualties from battling in Afghanistan fell in the 1st 50 %…

KABUL—The number of civilian casualties from battling in Afghanistan fell in the 1st 50 % of the yr after a pact amongst the U.S. and the Taliban meant to finish America’s longest war, as the United Nations pressed Kabul and the militants for peace talks.

Just about 3,five hundred civilians had been killed and injured from battling in Afghanistan in the 1st six months of the yr, the U.N. mentioned in a report on Monday. Even though the number of civilian casualties fell 13% from the exact time period last yr, in section due to a reduction of functions…