Coalition Forces Kill Civilians In Afghanistan
It’s not just Iraq where our presence isn’t being met with roses. Popular support for the coalition in Afghanistan is dwindling, especially on the heels of an attack that resulted in 96 civilian casualties. And this isn’t the first time innocents have been killed en mass in recent days.
President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned on Saturday a coalition airstrike that he said killed up to 95 Afghans – including 50 children – in a village in western Afghanistan on Friday, and said his government would be announcing measures to prevent the loss of civilian life in the future…Mr. Karzai also denounced the coalition after an airstrike on July 6 killed 27 people in a wedding party – most of them women and children, including the bride – in eastern Afghanistan.
One tribal leader, Haji Tor Jan Noorzai, says coalition forces are acting on false information.
“It is quite obvious, the Americans bombed the area due to wrong information,” he said by telephone. “I am 100 percent confident that someone gave the information due to a tribal dispute. The Americans are foreigners and they do not understand. These people they killed were enemies of the Taliban.”
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