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Civilian Casualties

Another Red Line Crossed: The Taverna attack and the killing of foreigners just because they were foreigners (amended)

Christine Roehrs Kate Clark

The attack on the restaurant La Taverna du Liban, a favourite among Afghans and internationals in Kabul, has hit close to home for many working in and on Afghanistan. With 20 Afghans and foreigners killed while having dinner, it was one of the bloodiest and most ruthless strikes of the Taliban in years. This was an […]

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I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

AAN

Guardian Weekly, 3-9 January 2014 A commentary with a self-explanatory headline by a former imegary analysts with the US air force. She writes: "The US and British militaries insist that this is an expert program, but it's curious that they feel the need to deliver faulty information, few or no statistics about civilian deaths and twisted technology reports on the […]

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The Incident at Coordinate 42S VF 8934 5219: German court rejects claim from Kunduz air strike victims

Thomas Ruttig

A district court in the former West German capital Bonn has rejected a case in connection with a lethal airstrike ordered by the commander of the German PRT in Kunduz province four years ago. Families of some of the dozens of victims and a German lawyer of Afghan origin had wanted to sue the German […]

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Why the Status of Forces Agreement Is So Important for Afghanistan

AAN Team

Antiwar (blog), 14 November 2013 The blog with the self-explanatory name writes, pointing to and linking with Kate Clark’s dispatch about ‘the problem of US soldiers’ immunity’: The Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) meticulously documents numerous cases in which U.S. forces have been credibly accused of war crimes or abuses and do not face punishment [and] […]

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Nächste Runde im Kundus-Prozess

AAN Team

Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2013 The report about the Kunduz airstrike court extensively case quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Zum Schluss hört das Gericht einen Sachverständigen. Thomas Ruttig ist Diplom-Afghanist und spricht über übliche Verhaltensweisen der afghanischen Landbevölkerung und der Taliban. Ruttig betont, dass es im Ramadan, in den der Anschlag fiel, durchaus nicht ungewöhnlich sei, […]

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Kampfjet-Videos im Kundus-Prozess: Wer ist Zivilist und wer Kämpfer?

AAN Team

Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 31 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying […]

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Kundus-Prozess in Bonn: Deutschland lehnt gütliche Einigung ab

AAN Team

Bonner Generalanzeiger, 30 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying that […]

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Prozess um Luftangriff in Kundus

AAN Team

ARD (German TV), 30 October 2013 Catch a glimpse of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in “Die Tagesschau”, Germany’s TV primetime news, in a report about the ongoing process of relatives of the victims of an ISAF airstrike in Kunduz in Seeptember 2009 during which a large number of civilians — most likely around 90 – died. Thomas was […]

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Bombardement von Kunduz: Der Tod der schwarzen Punkte

AAN Team

Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 30 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying that […]

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Tödliche Helfer

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Tagesspiegel, 23 October 2013 In an article dealing with German Bundeswehr demands about purchasing drones for Afghanistan, supported by claims that itwould help to reduce civilian casualties, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that he thinks this argument besides the point, with urban and rural areas not clearly distinguishable and lacking capabilities of the military […]

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“I, Mulla Omar”: Two takes on the Taleban leader’s Eid message

Thomas Ruttig

It has become a regular exercise by now: Taleban leader Mulla Muhammad Omar addressing “our pious people” on the occasion of religious and national holidays. As this year’s Eid al Fitr message again plays some conciliatory strings – except towards the government in Kabul and its foreign military allies – many have argued that deeds […]

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War Intensifies with More Civilian Casualties: the half-yearly UNAMA report

Kate Clark

UNAMA’s six monthly report on how civilians are faring in the war (Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict) shows a reversal in last year’s trend of fewer civilian casualties. Comparing the first half of 2013 with the first half of 2012, a fifth more civilians were killed or injured in the fighting. […]

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