Afghan “kill list” leak: NATO risked civilian lives by targeting low-level Taliban fighters

Afghan “kill list” leak: NATO risked civilian lives by targeting low-level Taliban fighters

Besides targeting top Taliban leaders, NATO forces in Afghanistan included low-ranking fighters and drug dealers on their list of “legitimate” targets, risking civilian lives in a wider airstrike campaign, Der Spiegel reported, citing Snowden archives.

Classified intelligence files from the NSA, GCHQ, and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden, studied by Der Spiegel, include a list of the Western alliance’s “targeted killings” in Afghanistan.

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