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US Precision Air Strike Kills Afghan Civilians

More of this propaganda tactic from the terrorist supporters at BBC NEWS:

[AP caption:] An Afghan wounded boy, who was injured in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike, lays on a bed in a hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007.  

Afghans ‘wounded in air strike’

About 50 Afghan civilians have been wounded in an air strike by US-led forces on a group of Taleban leaders holding a meeting in Helmand province.

Witnesses have told the BBC that a large number of civilians were killed.

The attack on Thursday night reportedly targeted Dadullah Mansour, the group’s military commander in the south, and Abdul Rahim, its commander in Helmand.

The Afghan defence ministry said its intelligence reports indicated three militants, including Rahim, had died.

Officials are trying to confirm if Dadullah Mansour, the brother of the late Taleban military commander, Mullah Dadullah, was among those killed.

The Taleban leaders had gathered to watch the public execution of two people on charges of co-operating with the government, ministry spokesman Gen Zahir Azimi said.

‘Precision airstrike’

The US-led military coalition could not confirm Gen Azimi’s account, but confirmed it had conducted an airstrike against “two notorious Taleban commanders” in a remote area of Baghran district in northern Helmand.

During a sizable meeting of senior Taliban commanders, coalition forces employed precision-guided munitions on their location after ensuring there were no innocent Afghans in the surrounding area,” the coalition statement said.

The coalition gave no word of casualties, but a BBC reporter in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, says about 50 people were admitted to hospital there with injuries.

The injured said they had been at a market when the bombardment happened and that there had been a large number of civilian deaths…

Weirdly, other articles on this event feature headlines about the attacks killing hundreds of Taliban, including several important leaders.

Yet the message from the BBC and the rest of the terrorist supporting media is that the US deliberately uses its “precision air strike” to kill civilians.

But they aren’t on the side of the terrorists or anything.

The Taleban leaders had gathered to watch the public execution of two people on charges of co-operating with the government, ministry spokesman Gen Zahir Azimi said.

This is what the BBC calls “holding a meeting.”

[A] BBC reporter in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, says about 50 people were admitted to hospital there with injuries…

And of course the BBC reporter (who may or may not have been a member of Hamas or some other terrorist group) could tell at a glance that all of these people were “civilians.”

The Taliban are so famous for their distinctive uniforms.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 4th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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