Hazarajet, Afghanistan today.
We appear to have (finally) seen the last of the winter weather here in the central highlands. Snow coverage is retreating, and patches of green starting to appear…
Bamiyan, Hazarajat region, central Afghanistan.
The ruins of the Shahr-e Gholghola citadel as seen from the air on approach to Bamiyan. Known as the ‘city of screams’ after it was sacked by Genghis Khan. Alcoves that used to house the Taliban-destroyed Buddha statues visible in left background (pix 3,4)….
Afghani-based Irish NGO Stumpy writes:
A few shots from my flight from L’al to Kabul, Afghanistan….
Further to this yesterday.
By popular demand.
L’al, Ghor province, Afghanistan at dusk..
A video showing what appear to be American forces urinating on dead Taliban fighters prompted anger in Afghanistan and promises of a U.S. investigation today, but the insurgent group said it would not harm nascent efforts to broker peace talks.
The videoshows four men in camouflage Marine combat uniforms urinating on three corpses. One of them jokes: “Have a nice day, buddy.” Another makes a lewd joke.