September 07, 2017

Afghan Defense Ministry: US leaflet drop broke agreement

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalist: Phillip Walter Wellman

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military broke an agreement with Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry when it released propaganda flyers deemed offensive to Muslims without first getting clearance from Afghan defense officials, a spokesman said Thursday.

The incident sparked fears that a new wave of anti-American sentiment could sweep over Afghanistan just as Washington prepares to deploy thousands of additional troops to the country.

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