Feb 25, 2013
The troops were given a fortnight to leave the strategically critical Wardak province, south west of the capital, in a move likely to trigger another confrontation with Nato commanders.
Aimal Faizi, the Afghan president’s spokesman, said the national security council ordered the expulsion after complaints that “armed groups known as special forces” were committing murder, torture and kidnap.
“The US special forces and illegal armed groups created by them are causing insecurity, instability, and harass local people,” he said.
He appeared to pin the blame on Afghan fighters or militiamen recruited by and working with the Americans, but held the US forces responsible.
“These belong to the US special forces,” he said.
This article was posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:47 am