Karzai Boots US Special Forces From Restive Wardak
Gives special forces 2 weeks to get out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 24, 2013 11:09 AM CST
In this Friday, Oct 26, 2012 file photo, Afghan President Hamid Karzai turns after reviewing the guard of honor in Kabul, Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

(Newser) – Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai says all US special forces must leave eastern Wardak province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans. Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi says today's decision was taken during a meeting of the National Security Council because of the alleged actions of Afghans who are linked to the US special forces. He said the government wants the individuals, whom he did not identify, to be handed over to the government. Wardak is a restive province next to Kabul and has been the focus of counterinsurgency efforts.

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bewilderbeast
Feb 26, 2013 10:44 PM CST
Just can't stop torturing, can you America?! Your grandkids are going to look back in astonishment when they suffer the consequences.
1freeusa
Feb 25, 2013 8:55 PM CST
give them all a rifle, 1000 rounds of ammunition and ....GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE.....and let china deal with it. they will take the wealth not create the wealth over there.
HANKHILL
Feb 25, 2013 3:16 PM CST
hey lets get all of us out of there and let the savages kill themselves not us! when they are done we can go back in and kill the scum savages that are left!!! pharaoh bark insane obama. hero of the arab world!!!!!!!!! FUBO! FUBAR!!!!!!!!