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Civilian deaths rise as Philippines war on drugs continues

So-called 'index crimes' have decreased during Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, but homicides have risen dramatically.

The Philippine government says its war on drugs is producing results.

But murder rates are rising, with a large number of deaths linked to police operations.

The government denies that over 10,000 extrajudicial killings have taken place during Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and instead points to a decrease in crimes such as kidnapping or theft.

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Cavite City in the northern Philippines.