30 Mar '13, 2pm

U.S. hands over troubled area to Afghans

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/03/ap-us-special-operators-hand-over-troubled-areas-wardak-afghans-033013/ U.S. hands over troubled area to Afghans By Kimberly Dozier - The Associated Press Posted : Saturday Mar 30, 2013 9:30:09 EDT KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. special operations forces handed over their base in a strategic district of eastern Afghanistan to local Afghan special forces on Saturday, a senior U.S. commander said. The withdrawal satisfies a demand by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that U.S. forces leave the area after allegations that the Americans' Afghan counterparts committed human rights abuses there on U.S. orders. The transfer of authority ends a particularly rocky episode in the strained relations between the U.S. and Karzai. He had insisted that U.S. forces leave Nirkh district in Wardak province over the alleged torture, kidnapping and summary executi...

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