Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Both Sides Now: It Is Long Past Time to End this Afghan War; Is It Not?

Regardless of what your intentions are - the result is that children die and are maimed. Time to stop - no?

A UN report on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan makes very sad reading. It shows, for example, how children have been used by anti-government elements for suicide bombings and planting explosives, or recruited to the Afghan National Security Forces, despite official government policy banning such practices.

The report also sheds light on the detention of children for alleged association with armed groups, on the number of children killed or maimed by suicide attacks and on sexual violence committed by armed groups against boys and girls.
Read more at circlingthelionsden.blogspot.com
 

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