Letter to General John W. Nicholson regarding increase in civilian casualties from U.S operations in Afghanistan

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April 19, 2016

Letter to General John W. Nicholson regarding increase in civilian casualties from U.S operations in Afghanistan

Naureen Shah, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA writes to General John W. Nicholson, Commander of the US mission in Afghanistan, asking questions about the reported increase in civilian casualties resulting from US aerial operations in Afghanistan. The letter urges an assessment of air strikes and international legal obligations, and urges that the results of those assessments be disclosed publicly. Further, the letter urges a thorough and impartial mechanisms for accountability.