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Over 220 Afghanis Massacred by NATO-Led Forces in Last Week of August 2008

Editor's Note:

In the past, many civilian Afghanis were killed in NATO air strikes which were first claimed to have targeted Taliban fighters, who are resisting NATO forces occupying their country.

Even, the puppet Karzai protested the killing of Afghani civilians in NATO airstrikes.

Over 220 alleged Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan fighting

Afghanistan News.Net
Monday 1st September, 2008 (IANS)
Kabul, Sep 1 (Xinhua)

More than 220 alleged Taliban fighters have been killed in the ongoing clean-up operations by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the US-led Coalition forces in southern Afghanistan, a coalition statement said Monday.

According to the statement, the joint forces have been engaging the Taliban fighters in the southern province of Helmand since Aug 25 following repeated attacks on the troops.

The soldiers responded with small-arms fire, heavy-weapons and close air support,  and killed more than 220 alleged Taliban fighters in the week-long offensive, the statement said.

'No ANSF or coalition forces service members have been killed during the operations,' it added.

NATO artillery kills three children in Afghanistan

Afghanistan News.Net
Monday 1st September, 2008 (IANS)
Kabul, Sep 1 (Xinhua)

At least three children were killed and seven wounded Monday when artillery fire by NATO-led security forces accidentally hit a civilian compound in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika, officials said.

The incident occurred when the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) called for return fire after Taliban fighters attacked one of its convoy in Gayan district of the province, the ISAF said in a statement.

The artillery shell "accidentally" landed close to a civilian compound, killing at least three children and wounding seven, it said.

'The ISAF deeply regrets the accident." An investigation is currently underway, the statement said.

This incident occurred just a week after 90 civilians were accidentally killed by coalition troops in the country's western province of Herat during an operation against militants.

The locals strongly condemned the incidents. In a statement last week, the Afghan cabinet called for halting the civilian casualties.

Currently, around 70,000-strong foreign troops are in Afghanistan to fight Taliban fighters resisting the NATO occupation of their country.

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