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.

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    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.


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