Afghanistan War Casualties, and More from CRS

10.27.11 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Between January and June 2011, the United Nations documented 1,462 civilian deaths in Afghanistan, which was a 15% increase over the same six months the year before.  Anti-government forces, e.g. the Taliban, were responsible for 77% of the casualties and pro-government forces were responsible for 12%.  (The remainder were indeterminate.)  These and other casualty figures were compiled from published sources by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in “Afghanistan Casualties: Military Forces and Civilians,” September 30, 2011.

Some other recently updated CRS reports include the following (all pdf).

“Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Summary,” October 20, 2011

“Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments,” October 5, 2011

“Funding Emergency Communications: Technology and Policy Considerations,” October 4, 2011

“National Security Professionals and Interagency Reform: Proposals, Recent Experience, and Issues for Congress,” September 26, 2011