Democracy Now: NATO Reduces Joint Operations With Afghan Forces


The U.S.-led NATO occupation in Afghanistan meanwhile says it has scaled back operations with members of the Afghan forces in a bid to reduce attacks on coalition troops. At least fifty-one foreign soldiers, most of them Americans, have been killed in attacks carried out by Afghan police and soldiers so far this year. On Monday, NATO spokesperson Gunter Katz also confirmed up to eight civilians were killed in a U.S. airstrike on a village in eastern Afghanistan.
bq. Gunter Katz: “I can confirm that a number of Afghan civilians were an unintentionally killed or injured during the mission which was undertaken solely with the intent of countering known insurgents, ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) takes full responsibility for this tragedy.”

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~ by wheresthemic on September 18, 2012.

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