US night raids against Afghan civilians

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September 21, 2011
by Gareth Porter  
Posted in Commentary

"Based on interviews with current and former U.S. military officials with knowledge of the strategic thinking behind the raids, as well as Afghans who have been caught up in the raids, the authors of the study write that large numbers of civilians are being detained for brief periods of time merely to find out what they know about local insurgents -- a practice the authors suggest may violate the Geneva Conventions on warfare." (09/21/11)  

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