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Nepal Promises Restrained War After Civilians Take Hit

Thanks to a slew of protests against mounting civilian casualties by international rights groups and the US, Nepal’s military has promised to punish soldiers found guilty of violations, and exercise restraint while conducting operations. Addressing his troops recently, chief of the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA), General Pyara Jung Thapa, said, “We have to apply maximum restraint to avoid civilian casualties and respect human values and human rights.” In an apparent reference to the recent killing of an innocent driver by an enraged soldier in the capital, Kathmandu, General Thapa said even a small mistake at the “tactical level” could affect the “strategic level.” But he said the entire army should not be labeled rotten for one person’s mistake. “The important thing is that those found guilty have been punished in the past and will be punished in the future,” remarked Thapa. Full Story

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