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Report: More than 10,000 Died in 2010 in Afghanistan

HeadlineJan 03, 2011

Agence France-Presse is reporting more than 10,000 people died in Afghanistan in 2010, including thousands of civilians. NATO spokesperson Brigadier General Josef Blotz admitted that the U.S. military surge led to more violence.

Brigadier General Josef Blotz: “Now, this actually led to an upturn in violence, and we expected this. But obviously this is a necessary step, a necessary phase in the overall strategy. And before it gets better, unfortunately it has to get worse, and this is what we saw towards the end of 2010.”

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