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ISAF Joint Command – Afghanistan
2011-05-S-109
For Immediate Release


The following statement is by Major General John Toolan, Commander Regional Command Southwest, International Security Assistance Force.

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 30, 2011) – On behalf of the coalition, the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force General Petraeus, and Commander of the ISAF Joint Command Lieutenant General Rodriguez I want to offer my sincere apologies for the nine civilians who were killed during the incident in Now Zad District, Helmand province that occurred on 28 May.

Any loss of life is a true tragedy and I extend my personal condolences to the families and friends of the U.S. Marine, and to the people of Afghanistan for those who were killed or injured.
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AFP

20 April 2011

ASADABAD: A child was among three civilians who died in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan which also killed 14 insurgents, local officials said Wednesday.

The attack by the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) happened late Tuesday in the Dangam district of Kunar province, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi told AFP. (more…)

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By: Malalai Joya

April 10, 2011

The disgusting and heartbreaking photos published in March by the media are finally bringing the grisly truth about the war in Afghanistan to a wider public.

All the PR about this war being about democracy and human rights melts into thin air with these pictures of US soldiers posing with the dead and mutilated bodies of innocent Afghan civilians.

I must report that Afghans do not believe this be a story of a few rogue soldiers. We that is part and parcel of the entire military occupation. (more…)

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By: Sally Sara

April 10, 2011

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has condemned the killing of five civilians during a raid by NATO forces.

An Afghan government investigation has found the five civilians were killed in an offensive by coalition troops in the northern province of Sari Pul on Monday.

The local provincial governor said at the time that those killed were civilians, but the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said they were insurgents.

The Afghan president then ordered an investigation by provincial officials. (more…)

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By: Bilal Sarwary

April 6, 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into reports that a Nato-led raid killed a number of civilians earlier this week.

There have been conflicting accounts of what happened during the raid in the northern province of Sar-e Pol.

The local governor said five of those killed were civilians and only one was an insurgent. Nato says all those killed or arrested were militants. (more…)

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By: Quil Lawrence

April 7, 2011

Six thousand feet up a mountain in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, Tech. Sgt. John Oliver is leaning on one elbow in the dirt, sheltering himself from the wind and trying to block the glow coming from his video monitor, the only light under a moonless, midnight sky.

The screen is showing him the view from an F-16, thousands of feet overhead.

 

“Right now, he’s looking at a village that’s to our south that we’re going to be going into tomorrow. Our guys are just north of it sleeping right now,” Oliver whispers, trying not to wake the Iowa National Guardsmen who are mostly sacked out on the craggy cliff around him. (more…)

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April 5, 2011

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – NATO troops killed six civilians during a night raid on a house in northern Afghanistan’s Sar-e Pul province late, the provincial governor told Reuters.

The NATO-led force said soldiers on a joint operation with Afghan troops had killed five men who were armed and opened fire on them. They are investigating the identity of the dead men, a spokesman said.

Afghans are allowed by law to own guns, and in rural areas many do, to protect against threats from bandits, militias or rivals with weapons. (more…)

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