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May 6, 2009

BIG KILLING OF AFGHAN CIVILIANS

Al Jazeera - Up to 100 Afghan civilians may have been killed during an air raid by US forces during a joint operation targeting suspected fighters, a provincial governor has said.

If the claims are verified, the deaths in Farah province on the western border would be the largest loss of civilian life in a single incident since US-led forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001.

Jessica Barry, a spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross, said that the organization sent a team to the region after concerned tribal leaders had contacted them seeking help.

"When [our team] went to the first two villages where these incidents took place they saw dozens of bodies. They saw graves and they saw people being buried," she told Al Jazeera. . .

Colonel Greg Julian, a US military spokesman, acknowledged that a battle had taken place, but could not say if there had been civilian deaths.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Conyers, Wexler and Kucinich: Impeach Obama. Try him for war crimes.

May 7, 2009 10:12 PM  

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