Deaths of civilians spike as US, Afghan air forces pound Afghanistan
Updated 1645 GMT (0045 HKT) October 10, 2018
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(CNN)The number of civilians -- mostly women and children -- killed or injured by airstrikes in Afghanistan has risen a startling 39% year on year, according to UN figures released Wednesday, casting fresh scrutiny on the use of air power by the United States and its Afghan partners at a time of near-record bombing and increasing violence.