Wednesday, September 21, 2011

US night raids 'aimed at Afghan civilians'

By Gareth Porter
Asia Times

"United States special forces in Afghanistan have increasingly targeted their night raids at civilian non-combatants to exploit their possible intelligence value, according to a new study. The sweeping up of large numbers of people to find out what they know about insurgents is stoking anger, and their brief detention may violate the Geneva Conventions....

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