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ANALYSIS: Afghan police – civilians or combatants?

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IRIN, 7 April 2011
This author-less article of the UN news agency says that ‘discrepancies in the number of civilian casualties of war in Afghanistan and the varying levels of blame attributed to warring parties by the UN and human rights organizations could, in part, be due to different interpretations of the legal status of the Afghan National Police (ANP)’, discusses the term ‘combattant’ under international humanitarian law but does not answer the question in the headline.


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