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AfPak Channel, 20 December 2011
‘The Pentagon has just quietly released the redacted results of an inquiry into allegations of human rights abuses by U.S.-sponsored armed groups in Afghanistan’, the so-called ALP and others, writes Rachel Reid, co-author of Human Rights Ratch’s report ‘Just Don’t Call it a Militia’, published this past September. And she adds: ‘As these groups have expanded, there has been an increase in reports of abuse, including killings, rapes, unauthorized raids, and extortion. The recent investigation by the U.S. military largely focused on abuses by the ALP, and wholly or partially confirmed many of the allegations made in the Human Rights Watch report. It dismissed a significant number of allegations as “not credible,” without providing evidence.’


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