A US ‘Predator’ drone is seen as it flies above Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan. Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden indicate that NATO forces conducted dubious targeted killings in Afghanistan. (photo: Kristy Wigglesworth/AP)
Combat operations in Afghanistan may be coming to an end, but a look at secret NATO documents reveals that the US and the UK were far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed. Drug dealers were also on the lists.
eath is circling above Helmand Province on the morning of Feb. 7, 2011, in the form of a British Apache combat helicopter named “Ugly 50.” Its crew is searching for an Afghan named Mullah Niaz Mohammed. The pilot has orders to kill him.
The Afghan, who has been given the code name “Doody,” is a “mid-level commander” in the Taliban…
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