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.” “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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