Thursday, January 22, 2009

US bombs kill 25 civilians say locals

Afghan accuse coalition of massacre in Kapisa:

Afghan officials, Coalition forces investigate claims of civilian casualties in Kapisa

KABUL Jan 21 (Pajhwok) - Coalition forces are meeting with Afghan officials to look into allegations of civilian casualties as a result of operations conducted in Kapisa province on Jan. 20.

Statements from Kapisa leaders and Coalition operational reports maintain Coalition forces only killed Taliban commander Mullah Patang and 18 other militants. However, Pajhwok Afghan News reported Tuesday Kapisa residents said Coalition troops killed 25 civilians during the operation... (link)
January's toll:

January 5: British forces in Helmand province kill between five and 19 civilians.
January 6: A US-led assault kills between 17 and 23 civilians in Laghman province.
January 7: NATO shells kill eleven civilians in Uruzgan.
January 20: Coalition forces kill 25 civilians in Kapisa province, say locals.

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