NATO Kills Six Civilians in Afghan Air Strike


Overnight Air Strike Called in After Taliban Clash

antiwar.com
Another NATO air strike has killed a number of civilians today in the Logar Province. The attack, which took place shortly after midnight, came after a clash between NATO troops on the ground and Taliban in the Baraki Barak District, and left six civilians dead.

NATO confirmed the attack but said they could not confirm the death toll. They did, however, say foreign forces were “looking into the matter,” while insisting that NATO is taking every measure possible to prevent civilian deaths.

Every measure except for halting the bombing of civilian areas, of course. The latest attack came after the firefight with Taliban but was termed a “retaliation” attack. That the attack retaliated against a civilian home and killed an entire family appears to them only a minor detail.

The Afghan government has repeatedly demanded that NATO stop using air strikes against populated areas. Though the practice was reduced during Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s tenure as commander, it has repeatedly been escalated since his departure last year, and insisted that the Afghan demands were “not realistic.”

  1. #1 by B.Benhamid on 08/27/2011 - 9:34

    How much more suffering are the people of Afghanistan asked to endure until these criminal Nazi bastards NATO are brought to justice? When will Hamid Karzai the US puppet be put on trial for not intervening and not stopping this madness?

  2. #2 by galwayspaniard on 08/27/2011 - 9:34

    Suppose it happened in arlington virginia or by the Beltway crowd?
    Afghan kids are less valuable than US kids that live in posh suburbs?

  3. #3 by Ingrid B. on 08/27/2011 - 9:34

    “Every measure except for halting the bombing of civilian areas, of course.” :
    every measure except getting the hell out of Afghanistan, since they have no bloody right to be there..
    as for the Karzai government, they might as well just shut the hell up, since a. they don`t really mean what they say, and b. no-one gives a damn anymore what they say, since it is meaningless babble..

  4. #4 by Bill on 08/27/2011 - 9:34

    I am speechless other than to say I am ashamed of all of this.

    My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the Brave but weary Afgani people.

  5. #5 by funky d on 08/28/2011 - 9:34

    a whole family? those jewish parasites and their stooges/little bitches will be proud.

  6. #6 by Doug on 08/28/2011 - 9:34

    NATO is just getting warmed up. NATO has received orders from HELL. Complete death and destruction is a GO.

  7. #7 by andielanetaggart67 on 08/28/2011 - 9:34

    NATO = Stasi

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