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U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

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New York Times, 20 September 2015

The Times reports, quoting former military personnel serving in Afghanistan, that US soldiers had been told to ignore the bachabazi practice among Afghan allies. The current US commander in Afghanistan has denied the existence of such a ‘policy’ but there is sufficient detail in the report to make this doubtful.