Friday, May 04, 2007

Afghanistan: Civilians Bear Cost of Escalating Insurgent Attacks (Human Rights Watch)

(Kabul, April 16, 2007) – Civilian deaths from insurgent attacks in Afghanistan increased dramatically over the past 15 months, and many were the result of insurgents’ failure to respect the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.--- The 116-page report, “The Human Cost: The Consequences of Insurgent Attacks in Afghanistan,” --- Human Rights Watch has previously reported on numerous cases in which Afghan government and international forces in Afghanistan appear to have conducted indiscriminate attacks in violation of the laws of war. --- The new report also details how attacks on Afghan teachers and schools, especially girls’schools, doubled from their already high levels in 2005.


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