This page contains data and documents relating to civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan. They were obtained by Science correspondent John Bohannon after embedding with military forces in Kabul and Kandahar in October 2010. All military data and documents were released voluntarily by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), with the understanding that Science would make them publicly available 11 March 2011 with the publication of this News Focus.
Subsequently, both the United Nations and a Kabul-based human rights organization released versions of their own civilian casualty data to Science. These data sets, along with additional documents released by ISAF to help researchers interpret the data, provide the clearest picture yet of the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.
Source: Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
See also: Counting the Dead in Afghanistan