The War Crimes of Afghanistan

Number 19493
Subject War
Source Newsweek Magazine
State NY
Year 2002
Publication Date August 26, 2002
Summary Newsweek reveals that, in Nov. 2001, "America's Afghan allies suffocated hundreds of surrendering Taliban prisoners in sealed cargo containers." Although surrendered fighters were killed by a regional warlord, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the investigative team finds evidence that American soldiers had advanced knowledge of the killings or participated in them. The story has been mostly based on a confidential U.N. report on the killings, as well as investigations into a mass grave site.
Category
Pages 17
Keywords international relations;war on terrorism;Pentagon;CIA;intelligence;diplomacy;human rights;United Nations
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