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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: General Officer for Anp Rank And

Published: Thu 28 Dec 2006 11:05 AM
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PP RUEHWEB
DE RUEHBUL #5985 3621105
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281105Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5122
UNCLAS KABUL 005985
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE, SIPDIS
DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL, INL/CNPR
E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: GENERAL OFFICER FOR ANP RANK AND
REFORM
1. (U) This is an action request - see paragraph 2.
2. (U) In order to comply with Leahy vetting requirements, this
cable forwards the names and biodata of one general officer in the
Afghan National Police (ANP). The Ministry of Interior wishes to
assign to a top leadership position. UNAMA has reviewed the
information available on this individual and has found no evidence
of human rights violations. (Note: UNAMA's summary of information
is repeated for Department's information at para 4. This
information was collected as part of initial vetting of general
officers last year; since it may be outdated, we have requested
UNAMA to update its file. Should additional information be received
we will inform Department. End note.) Post request Department
response by January 8, 2007.
3. (SBU) Following is biographical data:
Name: Mohammad Khalil Andarbi
Father: Juma Khan
Grandfather: Mohammad Ghulam
Age: 36
POB: Baghlan
Rank: Major General, ANP
Current Job: None. Formerly Highway Police 2nd Brigade Commander
Ethnicity: Tajik
4. (SBU) UNAMA Comment: Mohammad Khalil Andarbi was previously
linked to Hizb-e Islami Hekmatyar during the Jihad time. Not
involved in human rights violations but is indirectly linked to drug
trafficking. While not well-educated, he is described as qualified
and able to maintain authority.
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