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Civilian Casualties

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

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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

AAN Team

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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