Karzai: Release of War Docs Endangers Afghans

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Afghanistan's president said Thursday the recent leak of classified U.S. military documents on the war in Afghanistan has put the lives of Afghan citizens in danger.

President Hamid Karzai said the intelligence records contain the names of Afghans who have cooperated with NATO-led forces, providing information about the Taliban.
Afghanistan's president also claimed those civilians and their families now face retaliation from the terrorists.

He called the release of the roughly 92,000 documents by the whistle blower website WikiLeaks "shocking" and "irresponsible."

Karzai has ordered his cabinet ministers to study the classified files. Of particular interest to Afghan leader are portions addressing civilian casualties and militant and terrorist sanctuaries across the border in Pakistan.

On Thursday, the Afghan president leaned on international partners to employ tougher measures against terrorist havens outside of Afghanistan.

Referencing militant havens in Pakistan, Karzai said, "The international community is here to fight terrorism, but there is danger elsewhere and they are not acting."

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