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This series of maps, from The Economist (UK), show "deaths due to conflict" in Afghanistan over the last 20 years. In 2018, Afghanistan experienced more deaths due to conflict than Syria. Moreover, "A majority of Afghans now live in areas controlled or contested by the Taliban." (Because these maps end with the most recent full-year data, they do not include 2019 casualties, including the massive death toll from last weekend's bombing of a wedding by the Islamic State.) www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/08/15/violence-in-afghanistan-last-year-was-worse-than-in-syria
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