More than 8,000 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the last four years and those numbers aren't improving, a U.N. report on armed conflict found.http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2011/03/10/UN-finds-rise-in-Afghan-civilian-deaths/UPI-93041299783050/?pvn=1
An annual report by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission stated that 2,777 civilians were killed in conflict-related incidents in 2010. That is a 15 percent increase over the previous year.
. . . There were 8,832 civilians killed in conflict in Afghanistan during the past four years. The report noted that 462 civilians were killed by insurgents last year, up more than 100 percent from the previous year.
If there were 2,777 civilians killed in conflict-related incidents in 2010, and 462 civilians were killed by insurgents last year, then we killed 2,315 civilians in conflict-related incidents in 2010.
Not exactly the way to win hearts and minds, or make friends and influence people.