>".... reported that while conducting a NFO patrol, FF observed 2 x PAX on motorbike with POSS long barrelled weapons on the back of the bike. FF sniper engaged with 1 x sniper round resulting in the bike going down and the 2 x PAX coming to bridgehead location. FF confirmed the POSS long barrelled weapon was a footpump. FF spoke to the PAX and they were happy to carry on. "
You can read harrowing summaries of the WikiLeaks Afghan War Diaries from the New York Times, the Guardian, and elsewhere. The Guardian contends that the massive leak portrays the "real war" in Afghanistan as never before revealed, but that's not quite accurate. Many of the main narrative streams -- the sanctuaries found in Pakistan, the collusion between elements of the ISI and the Taliban, civilian causalities (at least 144 separate incidents are recounted here) and subsequent cover-ups -- are part of the main narrative of the war.
- Governor Khapalwak has had no success yet in reaching President Karzai (due to the Presidents busy schedule today) but expects to reach him within the hour (PoA reached later in the afternoon ~ 1400Z)
- The Governor conducted a Shura this morning, in attendance were locals from both the Yahya Yosof Khail &amp;amp; Khail Districts
-- He pressed the Talking Points given to him and added a few of his own that followed in line with our current story
- The atmospherics of the local populous is that they are in shock, but understand it was caused ultimately by the presence of hoodlums
WIkiLeaks has given journalists and researchers a road map to begin tracking Afghan detainees and the activities of special forces units.
There are about 100 detailed references to something called "OCF" detainee transfers to the Bagram Theatre Internment Facility. OCF stands for "Other Coalition Forces." Other Coalition Forces is the approved euphemism for special forces units, usually belonging to the Joint Special Operations Command. Researchers can now begin to track the dates when people disappeared and when they were transferred. By the time of the strategy turn, there were more than 750 people in custody in Bagram, out of more than 4,500 detainees that were there at one point. Where did the rest go? When where they released?