Monday, December 21, 2020

The CIA Is Running Death Squads in Afghanistan

 Reports of atrocities supported by the American intelligence agency underscore the need to end America’s longest war.

Trump wanted to bring the troops home, so his administration loosened the rules of war and sent in the CIA to set up Afghan paramilitary units to subdue the Taliban. 

A report in The Intercept, written by reporter Andrew Quilty, documents the horrifying consequences of this policy: Afghan paramilitary units, known as 01 and 02, have acted as death squads, launching raids against civilians that have turned into massacres. Many of these raids have attacked religious schools, the famous madrassas, leading to the death of children as young as 8 years old.

The Nation

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