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Mining Profits Claim Civilian Lives?

Visiting Stockholm, a representative of the human rights organization Global Witness is calling for the world's governments to stop buying metals and other natural resources from conflict areas - arguing that the income from sales often goes to military operation claiming civilian lives.

Daniel Balint-Kurti is head of Global Winess operations in the Congolese Democratic Republic - and claims that mining profits in conflict areas are used to finance both government troops and rebels inflicting casualties on the civilian communities.

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