US airstrikes kill a dozen Afghan civilians including children

US airstrikes kill a dozen Afghan civilians including children

US air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday. The air strikes casualties included children. The civilian deaths occurred as Afghan and Taliban forces claimed to inflict heavy losses on each other in Kunduz and Helmand, Taliban strongholds.

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SimonR
SimonR 1 year

“We take every measure to prevent civilian casualties, in contrast to the Taliban who intentionally hide behind women and children,” Richardson said in a statement. Just in case anyone forgot

Cory Pritchard
Cory Pritchard 1 year

And these atrocities won't create more hatred towards the US?

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

With all the military technology available to the US it'd be expected to avoid grave mistakes such as this, hopefully those responsible are brought to justice and face charged for this!

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

The headline left out the part about the enemy hiding among civilians.

Son Of Shaw
Son Of Shaw 1 year

It’s truly unfortunate that it comes to this. When your enemy hides behind skirts and children, they store their arms among the schools, and troops among the innocent, what options are left.

Julian
Julian 1 year

“Why do they hate us?”

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 1 year

I thought the Taliban wanted a peace deal?

SharkCat
SharkCat 1 year

Afghans are loyal to their faith, family and tribe. If they're loyal to their country, it's far down the list.

ZK AY
ZK AY 1 year

sounds like a banging party.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

So basically what you're saying is that they were horribly murdered for no plausible reason because Afghanistan in no way is a direct threat to us. Stop it with your fucking interventionism and bring our soldiers home!

1 year

One Nation Under God.

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

And this is why the US COIN killing machine no longer works: an anti-war media and ROE. Had we started Afghanistan with anti-guerrilla tactics like those employed in Nicaragua, Haiti, the Philippines, etc. the Taliban would be a memory. Savage, consistent tactics combined with humanitarian aid works.

SRC t
SRC t 1 year

war is hell. now if the enemies hide among the children?

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

When you use civilians as meat shields don't complain when they die. That being said....this sucks.

Great
Great 1 year

Terrorist US govt doesnt care about civilians. EXCLUSIVE: US has killed over 20 million in 37 countries since end of World War II – Prof. Galtung http://dailypost.ng/2017/02/06/exclusive-us-killed-13-million-people-since-end-world-war-ii-prof-galtung/

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