September 18th, 2012
05:30 AM ET

U.S. restricts Afghan operations after 'green-on-blue' killings, anti-Islam film

From Barbara Starr and Holly Yan

U.S. troops in Afghanistan have been ordered to halt some joint operations with Afghan security forces after a spate of attacks by their local allies and amid fallout from a controversial anti-Islam video.

"In response to an increased threat situation as a result of the 'Innocence of Muslims' video, plus the recent insider attacks, ISAF forces are increasing their vigilance and carefully reviewing all activities and interactions with the local population," said Maj. Lori Hodge, a spokeswoman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force, said Tuesday.

"We adjust our force protection measures based on the threat. If the threat level goes down, we could see a rolling back on this decision."

The "Innocence of Muslims" video, which was privately produced in the United States, mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer.

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