Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Gen Myers: Riots not connected to Newsweek

From The US Dept of State, Afghan Riots Not Tied to Report on Quran Handling, General Says:
Created:12 May 2005 Updated: 13 May 2005
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says a report from Afghanistan suggests that rioting in Jalalabad on May 11 was not necessarily connected to press reports that the Quran might have been desecrated in the presence of Muslim prisoners held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Air Force General Richard Myers told reporters at the Pentagon May 12 that he has been told that the Jalalabad, Afghanistan, rioting was related more to the ongoing political reconciliation process in Afghanistan than anything else.

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