Thursday, July 30, 2009

Police and thieves pillage Helmand

By Gareth Porter
Asia Times

"The major United States and British military offensive in Afghanistan's Helmand province is aimed at wresting the US$3 billion drug epicenter from the Taliban by bringing back Afghan army and police. But as Western troops depart, police linked to a local warlord are committing systematic abuses against the population, including the abduction and rape of pre-teen boys...."

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