Afghans hold anti-US rally following abuse claims

By REUTERS
February 26, 2013 18:55

Maiden Shar, AFGHANISTAN - More than five hundred men marched through the capital of Afghanistan's restive Wardak province on Tuesday in an outburst of anger against US special forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in the area.

Shouting "Death to America", "Death to Obama" and "Death to special forces", the protesters called for the immediate withdrawal of the American soldiers and threatened to join the Taliban if their demand was not met.

A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced on Sunday that all US special forces must leave Wardak province within two weeks following the accusations that Afghans working for them had tortured and killed innocent people.


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