Report warns on civilian tollKABUL, Afghanistan - A report released Monday accuses Afghanistan's army and police of failing to address civilian casualties as the country's newly built forces assume responsibility for the security during NATO's military withdrawal.
The Center for Civilians in Conflict, a Washington research organization, said in its report that "the capacity of the Afghan government and security forces to prevent and respond appropriately to civilian casualties is woefully underdeveloped."
According to the United Nations, civilian casualties caused by the NATO-led International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) have declined over the last two years.
While, historically, Afghan forces have caused fewer casualties than ISAF, the report suggests that as Afghan soldiers and police take control of the country's security, they will "likely cause increased civilian casualties as they conduct more combat operations on their own." - Washington Post