Karzai Orders U.S. Special Forces To Leave Afghan Province
It is still unclear whether Karzai would act on the order for Special Operations troops to leave within two weeks. In a statement from the Afghan government, Special Operations forces based in Wardak province were accused of harassing, annoying, torturing and murdering civilians.
More from the Washington Post:
"…the order came at a sensitive time, with the withdrawal of conventional forces from Wardak and elsewhere in Afghanistan making the role played by Special Operations forces more critical. It also threatened to cast a pall over deliberations between the United States and its allies over the scope and price tag of the West’s commitment to Afghanistan after NATO’s mandate for operations in the country expires at the end of 2014."
The U.S.-led coalition based in Afghanistan issued a statement that it takes abuse allegations seriously, call it "an important issue that we must discuss with our Afghan counterparts."