New York Times: Afghan Ex-President Denounces Bombing and Says He Wants U.S. Out
KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States’ bombing of an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan has stirred up political trouble for the Afghan government, as former President Hamid Karzai on Saturday called his successor “a traitor” and declared that he wanted the Americans gone from the country.
In an interview with The New York Times, hours after he said he intended to work toward “ousting the U.S.,” a fuming Mr. Karzai said there was no justification for the United States to drop its most powerful conventional bomb in Afghanistan. The weapon, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, is referred to as the “mother of all bombs.”
He accused the American military of using the presence of Islamic State militants to turn his country into a laboratory for testing its weapons.
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WNU Editor: The death toll after the MOAB strike has risen to 94 .... 'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan official says (CNN). More here .... Afghan Official Says 94 ISIS Fighters Killed In 'Mother Of All Bombs' Attack (NPR).
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