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By NATO

Tactical Directive
To minimise the risk of harming civilians and reduce
behaviour which offends Afghans, COMISAF has
revised his Tactical Directive:
• To partner with ANSF in all ISAF operations;
• To make no uninvited entry into an Afghan house,
mosque, historical or religious site unless there is
a clear and identified danger;
• To demonstrate respect and consideration for
Afghans, their culture, their customs, and Islam;
• To avoid insults, offensive gestures, unnecessary
pointing of weapons, and reckless driving;
• To demonstrate proportionality, restraint, and utmost
discrimination in the use of firepower – making great-
est possible use of precision systems;
• To acknowledge civilian casualties immediately
and transparently investigate allegations rapidly;
• To ensure a common approach is taken across
the country;
• When taking fire from an Afghan house, on-scene
commanders must satisfy themselves that every
effort has been made to confirm that the Afghan
facility does not shelter innocent civilians.
To establish a transparent methodology of civilian
casualty reporting, COMISAF:
Established a civilian casualties tracking cell
monitoring incidents;
• Systemised recording of allegations as well as
resulting rebuttals and admissions;

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By: ReliefWeb

SC/9624

Security Council
6098th Meeting (AM)

Deciding this morning to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) by one year, the Security Council strongly condemned all attacks on civilians and on Afghan and international forces, as well as the use by the Taliban and other extremist groups of civilians as human shields and children as soldiers.

Unanimously adopting resolution 1868 (2009), the Council decided also that UNAMA and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Afghanistan, within their mandate and guided by the principle of reinforcing Afghan ownership and leadership, would continue to lead international civilian efforts, in accordance with priorities set forth in paragraph 4 of Council resolution 1806 (2008).

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