As possible Afghan war-crimes evidence removed, U.S. silent
Dasht-e Leili, Afghanistan
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) sued for, and obtained, documents from three U.S. agencies describing allegations of a mass grave in northern Afghanistan. Late in 2001, over a thousand Taliban fighters allegedly were killed and buried at the location. However, the site, known to American and UN forces, was neither sufficiently protected nor investigated before substantial excavations removed much of the physical evidence.
PHR sued after its FOIA request in 2006 was ignored. PHR subsequently received documents from the Central Intelligence Agency and Departments of Defense and State. See http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/documents-2008-12-11.html
war crimes, Afghanistan, CIA, Dostum, Taliban, NATO, UN, mass graves, evidence
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