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From December 6 through December 14, 2016, the New York Times published four major articles on Philippine Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's brutal extrajudicial killings of drug suspects, now averaging about 44 killed a day. In “They are slaughtering us!” (December 7, 2016), New York Times' news photographer ...
All are believed to have been buried in a mass grave in Dasht-i-Leili, a stretch of desert just outside Shibarghan, the seat of Mr. Dostum's domain in northern Afghanistan. The first detailed reports of the killings emerged in early 2002. But American officials and human rights groups have said that the ...

Is it true that CIA officers were advising Dostum's forces and were complicit in the Dasht-i-Leili massacre? JK – I think it was closer to 2,000 people who were killed. There is no evidence that anybody was “gunned down.” Instead, according to survivors interviewed at Guantanamo, most of the prisoners ...
Former Bush administration officials who had been involved in the initial U.S. response to Dasht-i-Leili told ProPublica that they had not been contacted for a new inquiry. Physicians for Human Rights said it received only tepid responses to its queries from the administration over the past several years.
February 2002: Physicians for Human Rights visits the graves at Dasht-i-Leili. That spring, under the auspices of the U.N., PHR conducts an initial forensic investigation of the graves, exhuming a number of recent remains that indicated death by suffocation. Spring and Summer 2002: Media reports detail ...
In 2001, shortly after the American invasion of Afghanistan, hundreds or possibly thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners surrendered to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Afghan warlord on the payroll of the C.I.A.. Over the course of three days, the captured prisoners were allegedly packed into ...

KABUL — Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, a powerful Afghan warlord who fought the Taliban and was supported by the American government after the invasion of Afghanistan, said in an online column published Friday that it was “unimaginable” that forces allied with him could have killed Taliban prisoners in ...
The victims are believed to be buried in a grave in the desert of Dasht-i-Leili in northern Afghanistan. Although the deaths were previously reported, The Times's James Risen has now detailed repeated efforts by the Bush administration to discourage any investigation of the massacre — even after officials ...
The bodies were said to have been buried in a mass grave in Dasht-i-Leili, a stretch of desert just outside Shibarghan. A recently declassified 2002 State Department intelligence report states that one source, whose identity is redacted, concluded that about 1,500 Taliban prisoners died. Estimates from ...
Trudging over the moonscape of Dasht-e Leili, a desolate expanse of low rolling hills in northern Afghanistan, Bill Haglund spotted clues half-buried in the gray-beige sand. Strings of prayer beads. A woolen skullcap. A few shoes. Those remnants, along with track marks and blade scrapes left by a ...
Dostum was accused of intentionally suffocating 2,000 Taliban prisoners in container trucks in the incident known as the Dasht-i-Leili massacre ...
All are believed to have been buried in a mass grave in Dasht-i-Leili, a stretch of desert just outside Shibarghan, the seat of Mr. Dostum's ...
Is it true that CIA officers were advising Dostum's forces and were complicit in the Dasht-i-Leili massacre? JK – I think it was closer to 2,000 ...
Former Bush administration officials who had been involved in the initial U.S. response to Dasht-i-Leili told ProPublica that they had not been ...
February 2002: Physicians for Human Rights visits the graves at Dasht-i-Leili. That spring, under the auspices of the U.N., PHR conducts an ...
In 2001, shortly after the American invasion of Afghanistan, hundreds or possibly thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners surrendered to ...
The victims are believed to be buried in a grave in the desert of Dasht-i-Leili in northern Afghanistan. Although the deaths were previously ...

In a 2001 mass killing, bodies were said to have been buried at a mass grave in Dasht-i-Leili. Credit Physicians for Human Rights.
Trudging over the moonscape of Dasht-e Leili, a desolate expanse of low rolling hills in northern Afghanistan, Bill Haglund spotted clues ...
This denial was based on what Dostum did in 2001 while fighting the Taliban alongside the US Special Forces. Dostum was accused of intentionally suffocating 2,000 Taliban prisoners in container trucks in the incident known as the Dasht-i-Leili massacre.
All are believed to have been buried in a mass grave in Dasht-i-Leili, a stretch of desert just outside Shibarghan, the seat of Mr. Dostum's domain in northern Afghanistan.


 

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