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Putting a price on Afghan life
Top US general calls for fixed compensation for families of civilians killed by foreign troops.
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2010 11:21 GMT

What is the price of a human life?

In Afghanistan, if foreign troops kill an innocent civilian by accident, families may receive compensations of around $2,500.

But there is no fixed system for compensation - something that Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan, is now calling for.

However, many bereaved families aren't convinced that money will heal deep wounds.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Kabul - where civilian casualties are rising.

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