NATO forces to quit Wardak within a few days

An Afghan defence ministry spokesman told reporters in Kabul that the elite American force would quit Wardak within a few days.

NATO forces to quit Wardak within a few days

World Bulletin / News Desk

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO-led forces have reached an agreement on the departure of foreign troops from a strategically key province near the capital, coalition forces said, but it was unclear if U.S. special forces would leave.

An Afghan defence ministry spokesman told reporters in Kabul that the elite American force would quit Wardak within a few days.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan said in a statement Afghan security forces would take over security from coalition forces in Wardak, but did specifically mention the withdrawal of U.S special forces.

Karzai first ordered their expulsion last month, after villagers accused them of torturing and killing civilians, an allegation the U.S. special forces denied.

Last Mod: 20 Mart 2013, 12:01
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