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U.N. Reported Only a Fraction of Civilian Deaths from U.S. Raids in Afghanistan

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IPS, 25 March 2011
The recent UN/AIHRC report about civilian casualties failed to apply the same humanitarian law standard for defining a civilian to SOF raids that it applied to Taliban assassinations, report Gareth Porter and Shah Noori. According to the AIHRC, the figure for SOF casualties represented only 13 incidents that the commission had been able to investigate thoroughly; the AIHRC, however, had received complaints in 60 additional incidents where investigations are still under way


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