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UN, Afghan Taliban in talks to reduce civilian casualties

Dec 21, 2014    

United Nations, Dec 20 (IANS) The top UN official in Afghanistan has said the world body has been in touch with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to cut down on civilian casualties and to make the group aware of its obligations under international human rights laws."We think it is really important to engage all parties to the conflict on the question of civilian casualties," Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said at a news conference here Friday."We have more recently engaged w...

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