December 6, 2015

CIA runs shadow war with Afghan militia implicated in civilian killings

TOR GHAR, Afghanistan — Months after the Obama administration declared combat operations over in Afghanistan, the CIA continues to run a shadow war in the eastern part of the country, overseeing an Afghan proxy called the Khost Protection Force, according to local officials, former commanders of that militia and Western advisers.

The highly secretive paramilitary unit has been implicated in civilian killings, torture, questionable detentions, arbitrary arrests and... Read more.

Washington Post

Related,
Afghan officials: CIA supporting militia in east (video) - PressTV
Civilian Deaths Raise Questions About C.I.A.-Trained Forces in Afghanistan - NY Times

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