KABUL—As the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban started out Saturday a seven-working day partial truce in advance of a attainable peace deal to close more than eighteen yrs of war, the United Nations provided evidence of the conflict’s enormous toll on civilians.

Additional than 10,000 civilians ended up killed and injured from fighting in Afghanistan for the sixth straight 12 months in 2019, the U.N. reported in a report. The number of civilian casualties has now surpassed one hundred,000 after more than a ten years of the U.N. documenting the war’s impact on civilians, it reported.