Afghan President: US soldier did not act alone in massacre of 16 civilians

by Project Censored

It’s clear that sixteen unarmed Afghan civilians, nine of whom were children, were murdered recently but what is unclear is whether it was done by one U.S. solider acting alone, as U.S. sources are claiming, or by multiple U.S. soldiers, as Afghan witnesses and the Afghan president is declaring. American officials have stated that a single U.S. solider acted alone and then surrendered. President Hamid Karzai could not help but disagree after hearing one villagerā€™s story. Karzai described this villagerā€™s account of the night, ā€œIn his family, in four rooms people were killed ā€“children and women were killedā€and then they were all brought together in one room and then set on fire. That, one man cannot do.ā€ Karzai sent officials to investigate the case further but he said he did not receive the cooperation from the United State that he had hoped for. U.S. military did not respond to President Karzai’s statement. The incident has added more stress to the discussion of removing U.S. troops; Karzai suggested that the official NATO withdrawal by the end of 2014 was not soon enough.

 

Title: More than one US soldier involved in massacre: Afghan President

Publication: Al Akhbar English

Date of Publication: March 16, 2012

URL: http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/multiple-soldiers-involved-killing-afghan-civilians-afghan-president

 

Student Researcher: Annie Keating, College of Marin

Faculty Evaluator: Susan Rahman, College of Marin