US SF Forces Ordered Out of Afghan Province

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  1. US Forces Ordered Out of Afghan Province

    The Afghan president says US troops must leave the Wardak province, following reports of disappearances and torture in the area.


    Afghanistan's president has ordered US special forces to leave a restive province close to the capital Kabul, following allegations of torture and murder in the area.

    During a national security meeing, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the troops must leave Wardak province within two weeks.The

    "The US special forces and illegal armed groups created by them are causing insecurity, instability, and harass local people in this province," presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi told reporters.

    He said armed individuals who had been identified as US special forces in Wardak "engage in harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people".

    A presidential office statement cited a recent example in which nine people disappeared in an operation conducted by this "suspicious force".

    The Americans have rejected having carried out any such operation and the involvement of their special forces, the statement said.

    The bulk of NATO's 100,000 troops are due to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

    A US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) spokesman said he was aware of the reported comments by Mr Faizi.

    "We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and go to great lengths to determine the facts surrounding them," he said.

    A series of attacks in eastern Afghanistan earlier in the day showed Taliban insurgents remain on the offensive.

    Suicide bombers targeted Afghanistan's intelligence agency and other security forces in four coordinated attacks in the heart of Kabul and outlying areas.

    It was a bloody reminder of the insurgency's reach nearly 12 years into the war.

    Wardak is viewed as a gateway to the capital and has been the focus of counterinsurgency efforts in recent years.

    The Taliban have staged numerous attacks against coalition forces in the province.
  2. How much was he paid to make this decision.
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  3. The first step of karzais walk towards the Taliban, I look forward to the day he gets finished, by us or them not really fussy.
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  4. Presumably his next order, as a result of torture and disappearances in the area, would be to order the Taliban to leave.
  5. He'll be in Dubai before the handover is completed along with his other cabinet kleptos.
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  6. mmph, someones starting a power play early and wants to do so with less coalition observation.
  7. Yesterday I watched a doco on the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and the delight on so many young faces of those wanting to learn music and how the Director was able to keep non-Muslims and Muslims working together as well as having mixed classes. It was very depressing with the thought that it will all be for naught in a few years.
  8. [​IMG]

    "last chance now....going......going......sold to the Pakistani gentlemen in the manky dishdash!"
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  9. tigerrecon.jpg

    Not these chaps again is it?
  10. How much is the betting pool up to that the people conducting these actions are actually Taliban insurgets?
  11. or ANSF...?
  12. Perhaps Karzai is acting on advice from a new security adviser:


    ....just a thought, flies and Jimbo are attracted by shit!
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  13. Or one tribal group attempting to get a stronger position over another...
  14. Same thing out there ;-)
  15. I've been to Wardak, got snowed in there the tail end of last year - they are welcome to it, shitehole!