Afghans to Take Lead in Night Raids
Posted on Apr 8, 2012
A deal between the Afghan government and U.S. forces puts all nighttime raids—military operations that have stirred rage against American troops among Afghan civilians—under the direction of the Afghan military. —ARK
The US military say night raids are a valuable way of finding and detaining suspected militants.
But many Afghans say the raids violate privacy and disrespect women.
The operations, currently carried out by Nato and Afghan special forces, have been a growing cause of friction between the Afghan government and the US military.
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