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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Afghanistan National Civil Order

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBUL #1301 1061328
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 161328Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7558

UNCLAS KABUL 001301

SIPDIS

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: Afghanistan National Civil Order
Police


1. This is an action request, see para 6.

2. In order to comply with Leahy vetting requirements, this cable
forwards the names and biodata of two senior officers in the Afghan
National Civil Order Police (ANCOP). ANCOP is a newly formed force
within the Afghan National Police (ANP) and post is forwarding the
names of the commanding officers, as directed by Department
guidance.

3. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) has
completed vetting of these officers and has found no derogatory
evidence of human rights violations. When there are individuals with
one name: Post has made a good faith to ensure that the individuals
with one name actually only have one name.

4. Post requests completion of vetting by April 30 since the first
ANCOP unit will complete training by May 9 and the MOI intends to
deploy in preparation for summer offensive operations by the
Taliban.

5. Post will send additional battalion level officers as the MOI
forms new ANCOP battalions septel.

6. Following is biographical data for the ANCOP officers:

Name: Mohammad Sharid
Father's Name: Mohammad Aman
Father's Father's Name: Mohammad Karin
Age: 42
POB: Parwan
Ethnicity: Tajik
Rank/Proposed Job: Major General, Commanding General of ANCOP

Name: Ghulim Rasool Tra Khel
Father's Name: Ghalim Audar
Father's Father's Name: Fuze Mohammad
Age: 50
POB: Kabul
Ethnicity: Tajik
Rank/Proposed Job: Brigadier General, Commander of 1st Brigade

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