Apparently one of the main reasons he managed it was because the US had introduced a curfew and martial law on the population. The victims couldn't run away or they'd be shot for having left their homes.<quoted text>
It did happen, but that man wasn't alone. You do not hike in the middle of the night especially wearing a military uniform. A conspiracy can be from the other side not necessarly from the US.
That certainly sounds like the US has made it far more dangerous for civillians in that area than it is for their own troops.