Posted By: Erica
Today, I met up with a man whose been working for a big international non-governmental organization here for the last year and a half. His organization has some overlap with CIVIC’s work, and when I mentioned the issue of civilian casualties he said he’d been digging for that information for months and as far as he could tell there was no systematic way of recording or recognizing casualties by any of the US or ISAF troops — good information to have although not exactly the answers we were hoping for.
I heard a similar report from an Afghan-American who is a private contractor involved in getting fuel to US troops. He said he’d be happy to introduce me to some families he knew who had suffered as a result of troop movements so hopefully he’ll make good on that promise to me next week.