Month: October 2019

CIA-Backed ‘Death Squads’ Are Committing War Crimes in Afghanistan, Report Says

CIA-Backed ‘Death Squads’ Are Committing War Crimes in Afghanistan, Report Says

CIA-backed Afghan strike forces have committed war crimes during night raids targeting the Taliban, a new Human Rights Watch report alleges. The 53-page report describes the Afghan forces committing “summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability” during 14 night raids conducted from late 2017 to mid-2019. The abuses included extrajudicial killings of civilians, forced…

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