Hamid Karzai orders U.S. special forces troops to leave a strategic eastern province of Afghanistan, accusing Americans of torturing and abducting civilians
I still don’t understand why any US troops are in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai is a corrupt POS, national building in a shithole like Afghanistan will never be appreciated (and should never have been done in the first place), and Osama is dead. Today, that corrupt bastard Karzai ordered American special forces troops to leave a strategic eastern province of Afghanistan, accusing them of torturing and abducting civilians.
Karzai’s office charged that in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, a university student who was detained during a U.S. operation was later found with his head and fingers cut off. In another case, U.S. forces allegedly detained nine villagers who are still missing.
Karzai’s office gave no additional details and didn’t specify the identities of the Afghans working alongside the U.S. forces. The Wardak province chief of police told The Times that he had no evidence to back up the claims.
The accusations blindsided U.S. officials in Kabul, who weren’t informed before Karzai’s chief spokesman went public with the claims Sunday evening.
“We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and go to great lengths to determine the facts surrounding them,” U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. “This is an important issue that we intend to discuss fully with our Afghan counterparts.”