Report: Success of Afghan occupation raids may be “exaggerated”

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October 12, 2011
Guardian [UK]    
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"The success of one of Nato's principal tactics against the Taliban -- targeted night raids aimed at killing or capturing leaders of the insurgency -- may have been exaggerated to make the military campaign in Afghanistan look more effective, according to a report published on Wednesday. ... The report, by Kandahar-based researchers Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn, for the Afghanistan Analysts Network, looked at the daily press releases published by the Nato-led International Stability Assistance Force (Isaf) to create a profile of the 'kill-or-capture raids' from December 2009 to the end of September this year." (10/12/11)

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