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US Officials Condemn Alleged Marine Abuse of Taliban Corpses

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has condemned a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday the video is “utterly deplorable.” He vowed those responsible will be held fully accountable. Panetta ordered the U.S. Marine Corps and the head of the NATO security force […]

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US Officials Condemn Marines’ Alleged Abuse of Taliban Corpses

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has condemned a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he has seen the video, calling it “utterly deplorable.” He vowed those responsible will be held fully accountable. Panetta ordered the U.S. Marine Corps and the head of […]

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US Defense Chief Condemns Alleged US Abuse of Taliban Corpses

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has condemned a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters. Panetta said Thursday he has seen the video, calling it “utterly deplorable.” He vowed those responsible will be held fully accountable. The defense secretary also ordered the U.S. Marine Corps and the […]

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US Defense Chief Condemns US Video of Taliban

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has condemned a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters. Panetta said Thursday the online video is “utterly deplorable.” The NATO security force in Afghanistan also condemned the actions depicted in the video by a small group of U.S. Marines who apparently […]

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US Accused of Abusing Afghan Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A commission set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai is making serious accusations against a U.S.-run prison. In a report released to the media Saturday, the commission accused the United States of abusing and torturing Afghans held at a prison near Bagram air base, north of the capital of Kabul. The report contains few details […]

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US Accused of Abusing Afghan Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A commission set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai is making serious accusations against a U.S.-run prison. In a report released to the media Saturday, the commission accused the United States of abusing and torturing Afghans held at a prison neat Bagram air base, north of the capital of Kabul. The report contains few details […]

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US Pulls Advisers from Afghan Media Center

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has pulled its advisers from a U.S.-funded Afghan press center. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement Wednesday that it was “reassessing and reviewing its relationship” with the Afghan Government Media Information Center. Some Afghan officials have speculated that the move came in response to a December 24 press conference […]

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NATO Admits Afghan Local Police Abuses

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A NATO military report says some members of a U.S.-trained police force in Afghanistan have committed human rights abuses, but that overall the force has been effective. The NATO report follows a Human Rights Watch study released in September, documenting abuses, including killings, sexual assault, and illegal detention, committed by the Afghan Local Police, or […]

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Suicide Attack Near Afghan-NATO Base Kills Civilian

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide truck bomb blast outside a NATO base has killed at least one person and wounded more than 70 others. Authorities say the truck driver was stopped Friday morning before he could enter the base in the Muhammad Agha district of Logar province. The bomber then detonated a trailer full of […]

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1 Dead, 70 Wounded in Afghan Blast

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide truck bomb blast outside a NATO base has killed at least one person and wounded 70 other people. Authorities say the truck driver was stopped Friday morning before he could enter the base in the Muhammad Agha district of Logar province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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