Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

16 Nov, 2011

Afghanistan’s suffering civilians | Jordan Times

Afghans look to their government and the international forces to protect them, so, when awful mistakes occur, the negative impact is doubled. International forces should therefore continue to strengthen their control systems, particularly with respect to air strikes, in order to minimise the risk of civilian casualties.

Reducing and ultimately eliminating civilian casualties in this war is a moral and legal obligation for all combatants. Unfortunately, while the frequency of combat-related security incidents may have declined since the 2011 pro-government surge, this has not resulted in a reduction in civilian casualties.

via Afghanistan’s suffering civilians | Jordan Times.