Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke out publicly today for the first time about a rogue U.S. army unit accused of deliberately killing Afghan civilians for sport.
Karzai said he wants to ensure that ordinary Americans learn that "Afghans old and young [were] being oppressed in their name" by the alleged rogue "kill team" that is accused of murdering Afghan civilians and mutilating their corpses.
“Rolling Stone” magazine this week published a series of graphic images and a long story, including extensive details of allegations against the U.S. soldiers. Karzai, who says he read the article, described the report as "heart-rendering."
The U.S. military has apologized, while the Pentagon said the photographs were "in striking contrast to the standards and values of the United States Army."
Altogether a dozen U.S. soldiers are accused in connection with the killings.
compiled from agency reports