Human Rights Organization Tuding Afghan Forces Civilians Base

A global human rights organization called for Afghan and US military authorities to immediately investigate allegations that Afghan government forces execute civilians without legal process in recent counter-Taliban operations in southern Kandahar province. [19659002] According to a Human Rights Watch report Wednesday, allegations of human rights violations occurred from January 31 to February 1, when Afghan special forces, backed by US air strikes, carried out attacks in Maiwand and Panjwai districts. [19659002] The report quoted local residents as saying that Afghan forces opened fire on a number of people trying to flee from Band-e Timor, a region that has long been a stronghold of the Taliban.

Battle in Ghazni, Afghanistan Kills 7 Civilians

The attack killed 50 Taliban insurgents and at least 20 civilians. Government troops also allegedly dragged out some men from their homes and shot them.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said he had not been able to respond because he had not read the report. But Waziri insists the authorities immediately and thoroughly investigate all allegations of violations in combat.

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"Opposition forces often deliberately occupy civilian homes for wanting civilian casualties. However, Afghan forces need to take all precautions so as not to harm civilians, "he said. [ab/lt]

Israeli jet fighters return to Gaza Hamas base in Gaza

Gaza City
Israeli fighter jets again launch an offensive to Hamas headquarters in the Gaza Strip. "In response to a projectile fired into southern Israel … a number of fighter jets stormed Hamas headquarters consisting of two military structures," the Israeli military statement said, as reported by the Israeli military. "Separately, a Palestinian security source called the Israeli onslaught on Saturday (3/2) local time it was about a facility belonging to the military wing of Hamas in Rafah , Southern Gaza.

"Did not cause any injuries," added the Palestinian security source.

Meanwhile, Israeli military radio reported no casualties as a result of rocket fire from Gaza on Friday (2/2) night time local. The rocket from Gaza crashed in an open field in southern Israel.

Rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli strikes in retaliation are the second battle of the past 24 hours. Earlier on Friday (2/2), Israel stormed Hamas positions near Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, after rocket strikes struck.

It is known that sometimes rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip are not fired by Hamas but by other militant groups . But Israel has always insisted Hamas is responsible for any attacks launched from Gaza. Hamas has power over Gaza.

Since 2008, Israel and Hamas have been involved in three major wars.

(nvc / fjp)

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NATO denies building new military base in Afghanistan

The NATO mission in Afghanistan denied reports that building materials and equipment imported and shipped through neighboring Pakistan were used to establish a new military base in the conflict-stricken country.

The Pakistani-language Pakistani newspaper DAWN Wednesday (6 / 12) reported, quoting an official document he claimed to have seen, that the imported goods were used to build military facilities under the name of the camp "Shaheen."

"Recently, vessels loaded with construction materials and equipment of very large alliances arrived at the imported portion was reported by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Services, "said the report.

Imported materials are reported to include a 22 megawatt power generator, and a large sheet of steel plate. Other equipment, such as plastic injection molding machines with standard accessories, are also supplied from various ports of the world.

But Army Captain A. Tom Earthback, Public Relations Director of NATO's mission headquarters in Kabul said, "Camp Shaheen is not a new camp, as an ANDSF (Afghan National Security Forces) training facility for many years. "

He told VOA that Americans regularly work with local and international contractors who support maintenance and development projects across Afghanistan.

" In the case Camp Shaheen, there are sustainable plans to save costs and reduce pollution by moving the base from the system to the electrical network system, "said the spokesman.

The US and its allies generally rely on land and air communications lines through Pakistan to transport supplies to about 13,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. The number is expected to increase to more than 16,000 after there are plans to increase U.S. forces. and NATO under President Donald Trump's new strategy in Afghanistan, announced in August. [em/jm]