Sunday, 26 March 2017

"Hit and Run" NZwar crime in Afghanisan

This documentary from 2014 is the preqel to Hager and Stephenson's latest book released last Tuesday.

Native Affairs - Collateral Damage

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New Zealanders have been told the role of our troops in Afghanistan is to help the locals. Their focus is supposed to be on reconstruction or training and mentoring Afghan security forces.

However questions have been raised about a joint operation our military undertook with Afghan and American troops in 2010.

The operation, a night raid on a remote village, was a strike against insurgents alleged to have been involved in a kiwi soldier's death.

But tonight you will hear eye witness accounts, from those villagers who say the raid left 21 innocent Afghans dead or injured and that there were no insurgents in the village that night.

We would like to point out the footage shown in this story is not from the operation in question. Here is our special report by correspondent Jon Stephenson.

To watch documentary GO HERE

Jon Stephenson interviewed by Radio NZ Sunday

Co-author of the book, Hit and Run, Jon Stephenson, joins Wallace to talk about what he and Nicky Hager uncovered in their book and why there needs to be an official enquiry into what happened in Afghanistan

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