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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:49 AM

NATO Will Not Launch Air Raids Near Homes, Says Afghanistan

Source: Reuters

NATO will not launch air raids near homes, says Afghanistan

Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:08am EDT

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will not conduct any more air strikes in residential areas, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said, after 18 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in a recent raid provoking fresh rage against foreign forces.

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Allen, has apologized for the killings in Logar province during a joint operation with Afghan forces on Wednesday and promised an investigation into circumstances leading to the air strike.

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NATO initially said its forces and Afghan troops came under fire during the operation to capture a Taliban commander and they called for an air strike.

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Later, as villagers displayed bodies of women and children from the ruins of two houses, the NATO-led force said it had ordered an investigation. Nine of the victims were children, including an infant, five were women and three were elderly people, police said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE85903920120610?irpc=932

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Hissyspit Jun 2012 OP
AhmsoRealwidit Jun 2012 #1
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #2
Alamuti Lotus Jun 2012 #3
OnyxCollie Jun 2012 #4
Alamuti Lotus Jun 2012 #5

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 07:17 AM

1. So what's a little more collateral damage in the GREAT War On Terror

 

Killing is our business. The MIC is happy. The financiers of destruction are happy. The Assassin-In-Chief is happy. Our military apologists are doing their job. Why do these annoying people keep complaining about shit. Geez!!!

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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:21 AM

2. Yeah because they are launched from air bases. Duh.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:35 PM

3. after 11 years, they decided to stop bombing houses?

 

what princes! Can we get a Nobel Peace Prize ordered for these saints?

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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:12 PM

4. In other news,

homes will now be referred to as "militant compounds."

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:39 AM

5. that's a "suspected militant compound", you mean?

 

Filled with suspected al-Qai'dah #2 commanders, and hit from a suspected US drone. Or possibly it was Fiji and French Guyana sending out the drones again. Nobody can quite be sure, plenty of suspicious types around.

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