Thursday, October 31, 2019

War Crimes in Afghanistan

Afghan security units backed by the CIA have carried out extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, indiscriminate air strikes and other human rights abuses and should be dissolved, says Human Rights Watch.

"In case after case, these forces have simply shot people in their custody and consigned entire communities to the terror of abusive night raids and indiscriminate airstrikes," said Patricia Gossman, associate Asia director and author of the report.

They largely have been recruited, trained, equipped, and overseen by the CIA," Human Rights Watch said. "They often have US Special forces personnel deployed alongside them during kill-or-capture operations; these US forces, primarily Army Rangers, have been seconded to the CIA."

  • Strike forces killed civilians because of mistaken identity and poor intelligence during unlawful night raids;
  • Detainees were forcibly disappeared;
  • Healthcare centers treating alleged insurgents were attacked;
  • Civilian casualties have increased dramatically in the last two years.

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