Left in the dark: Failures of accountability for civilian casualties caused by international military operations in Afghanistan

23 March 2017, 09:59 UTC | Afghanistan
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This report describes 10 case studies in which a total of at least 140 civilians were killed, including at least 50 children.

In Amnesty International’s view, all of these incidents raise concerns about the unlawful use of force, and merit a thorough and impartial investigation.

Two of them—involving a special operations forces raid on a house in Khataba village, Paktia province, in 2010, and enforced disappearances, torture, and killings in Nerkh and Maidan Shahr districts, Wardak province, in November 2012 to February 2013—involve abundant
and compelling evidence of war crimes.

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