Afghans protest against Special Forces occupation

Afghan villagers show a picture of nine men during a protest last month against U.S. Special Forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in Wardak Province

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:


Local Afghans Protest U.S. Special Forces

March 16, 2013

Several hundred residents of Afghanistan’s volatile Wardak Province are marching on the Afghan parliament building in Kabul to protest the presence of U.S. Special Forces in their area.

Police said between 200 and 500 demonstrators have gathered in the Afghan capital, chanting anti-American slogans and demanding the release of nine local citizens they say were detained by U.S. forces.

“We have gathered here to protest against the [U.S.] Special Forces in Maidan, Wardak, because they enter people’s houses and torture innocent people, they have also detained 10 people and it is not clear what will happen to them,” one protester told Reuters.

U.S. officials say only four the nine missing men were arrested in joint U.S.-Afghan raids.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai last month asked all U.S. Special Forces to leave Wardak, accusing them of murders and disappearances.

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20 thoughts on “Afghans protest against Special Forces occupation

  1. I often wonder why the US and the UK hang about these countries. We try and install OUR ways onto people who hate our ways. We should get out and leave these people alone. I am talking of many countries, we shouldn’t be there. I guess we all have opinions on this, but what good does occupation do? For me it serves to create more hate, like in this article

    Good share/blog


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