CIA runs parallel security structure

The spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that the C.I.A. was responsible for calling in an airstrike on April 7 that left 17 Afghan civilians dead, 12 of them children, and that the secret Afghan militias that the agency controls behaved as if they were “responsible to no one.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/world/asia/after-airstrike-afghan-points-to-cia-and-secret-militias.html?ref=world “It was a C.I.A. operation using a security structure that was in full service of the C.I.A. and run by the C.I.A.,”“but really in fact a C.I.A.-run parallel security structure, and such structures have been a factor of insecurity themselves.”
“This act by the I.S.A.F. forces was a violation of human rights and the presidential executive order which bans airstrikes during operations in residential areas.” Mr. Karzai ordered the ban on airstrikes on Feb. 16 after a coalition airstrike in Kunar Province killed 10 civilians, five of them children.
“America will leave behind these types of forces in 2014, and it will further destabilize Afghanistan.”

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