Afghan president orders U.S. special forces out from AfghanistanBy Mason White 4:17 AM February 25, 2013
|Western forces in Afghanistan|
By: Moses Gold
The U.S. war on terror in Afghanistan received another huge setback after the president of that country ordered some U.S. forces out from some provinces, according to press reports in the United States.
The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, has given the U.S. special forces two weeks to leave key battleground provinces after allegations that Afghans working for them tortured and killed innocent people, a presidential spokesperson said Sunday.
Karzai’s decision could further complicate negotiations between the U.S. and Afghanistan on the presence of U.S. troops in the country once NATO forces leave in late 2014.
Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, a Karzai’s spokesperson, Aimal Faizi, said that villagers in the province of Wardak had filed a number of complaints about the operations carried out by U.S. special forces and a group of Afghans working with them.
The decision was taken at a Sunday meeting of the National Security Council of Afghanistan, chaired by Karzai, Faizi said.
“The Ministry of Defense was assigned to ensure that all U.S. special forces are outside the province in two weeks,” he said.