Posts Tagged ‘Canadian forces’

By The Canadian Press

Canadian military police formally opened an investigation Wednesday into allegations an Afghan teenager was unarmed when he was shot and killed by soldiers during a night-time raid just outside Kandahar city almost three years ago. (more…)

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By Jeff Davis

For the first time, the Department of National Defence has released the total number of civilians killed and injured by Canadian troops in Afghanistan, as well as details on compensation for victims. (more…)

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The Canadian military is being criticized by a UN investigator for a lack of accountability for civilian deaths in Afghanistan, where more than 200 civilians have been killed by international military forces this year, a recent report suggests.

The United Nation’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston, told CBC News that senior Canadian officers, among those from other NATO countries operating in Afghanistan, have refused to provide him with information about civilian casualties when asked. (more…)

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