Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:49 AM
Hissyspit (45,504 posts)
NATO Will Not Launch Air Raids Near Homes, Says Afghanistan
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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NATO Will Not Launch Air Raids Near Homes, Says Afghanistan (Original post)
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|Alamuti Lotus||Jun 2012||#3|
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)
Sun Jun 10, 2012, 07:17 AM
AhmsoRealwidit (17 posts)
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!!!
Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #4)
Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:39 AM
Alamuti Lotus (3,093 posts)
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.