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Afghan “Civilians” Killed In Fighting Taliban

From the terrorists’ mouthpiece, Al Jazeera:

US admits Afghan civilian deaths

The US-led coalition has admitted there were civilian casualties this week, but said they occurred during fighting with the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.

Witnesses to Tuesday night’s deaths in Helmand province said they were caused by an air raid and that no Taliban fighters were present. Villagers put the toll at about 40.

At the time, Nato, which is also in the country, denied any knowledge of the raid, while the US-led coaltion said it would check the reports.

On Friday, the coalition said in a statement: “There are confirmed reports of civilian casualties; however, it is unknown at this time how many…”

The statement said the coalition had treated up to 20 villagers wounded during a 16-hour battle that also involved Afghan army troops in Sangin district of Helmand province on Tuesday.

One boy died of his wounds after being evacuated by coalition troops, it said.

Afghan and coalition forces estimate a significant number of Taliban fighters, including a high-ranking commander, were killed in the battle.

Assadullah Wafa, the provincial governor, said he had no reports of Taliban casualties…

With anger already rising among Afghans over the toll, Sangin’s residents have called on Hamid Karzai, the president, to come to see for himself how they have suffered.

Karzai has repeatedly urged foreign troops to avoid civilian casualties, to stop searching people’s houses, and to co-ordinate attacks with his government.

Last week, Karzai said the patience of Afghans was running out

Al Jazeera, and the terrorists’ other allies in the media, will not rest until they turn this into another Haditha.

(Which very probably wasn’t what they claim, either.)

Last week, Karzai said the patience of Afghans was running out…

It’s time these people start worrying about our patience running out.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 11th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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