CIA-Backed Afghan Forces Possibly Committing War Crimes: HRW

11/13/2019

CIA-backed Afghan strike forces are once again under fire in Afghanistan, this time for tactics — night-time raids into homes in remote villages, forced disappearances, attacks on health care facilities, and summary executions — that Human Rights Watch says amount to "atrocities" and possible "war crimes."

In a damning 50-page report released on Thursday, the New York-based rights group documents 14 cases across nine provinces over the last two years that they say clearly illustrate that the Afghan forces trained and funded by the U.S. intelligence agency have shown little concern for civilian life and or accountability to international law.

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