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25/02/2013

“Liberated’ Afghanistan Accuses US Forces of Torturing, Murdering Civilians

Human Wrongs Watch

By Alex Lantier, WSWS*, 25 February 2013 – A meeting of Afghanistan’s National Security Council (NSC) chaired by President Hamid Karzai asked US Special Forces to leave Wardak and Logar provinces in two weeks, following an NSC review of reports that the American troops had tortured and murdered Afghan civilians.

**U.S. Army Special Forces with Hamid Karzai in Kandahar province | Author: U.S. Military | Source: |http://www.army.mil/cmh/brochures/Afghanistan/Operation%20Enduring%20Freedom.htm |  Wikimedia Commons

**U.S. Army Special Forces with Hamid Karzai in Kandahar province | Author: U.S. Military | Wikimedia Commons.

The statement issued by the Afghan government—itself a puppet regime set up by the United States and its allies—is a damning indictment of the US-led NATO occupation of Afghanistan, now in its thirteenth year.

It states: “After a thorough discussion, it became clear that armed individuals named as US Special Forces stationed in Wardak Province engage in harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people. A recent example in the province is an incident in which nine people were disappeared in an operation by this suspicious force, and in a separate incident a student was taken away at night from his home, whose tortured body with throat cut was found two days later under a bridge… Such actions have caused local public resentment and hatred.”

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