U.S. keeps silent as Afghan ally removes war crime evidence

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This article may contain descriptions of the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

By Tom Lasseter
McClatchy Newspapers
12/11/2008

DASHT-E LEILI, Afghanistan — Seven years ago, a convoy of container trucks rumbled across northern Afghanistan loaded with the human cargo of suspected Taliban and al Qaida members who’d surrendered to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Afghan warlord and a key U.S. ally in ousting the Taliban regime.

When the trucks arrived at a prison in the town of Sheberghan, near Dostum’s headquarters, they were filled with corpses. Most of the prisoners had suffocated, and others had been killed by bullets that Dostum’s militiamen had fired into the metal containers.

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via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 12/11/2008 | U.S. keeps silent as Afghan ally removes war crime evidence.