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American Soldiers Accused Of Murdering And Torturing Afghan Civilians

Afghanistan has banned American soldiers and their NATO allies from Maidan Wardak, a province adjoining the Afghan capital of Kabul. Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, explains that American soldiers have been accused of participation in the violence, while the U.S. military has refused even to respond to official Afghan government investigators looking into the allegations.

““People from the province, elders from villages, have come to Kabul so many times, and they have brought photographs and videos of their family members who have been tortured,” Faizi says. “Let’s imagine that the U.S. Special Forces are not involved. Then how come they have not once heard about this? How come they do not know who is doing this?”

Read more on the allegations, and the resulting crisis in Afghan-US relations, at the New York Times.

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