100 ’non-combatants’ killed in Afghan strikes
100 ’non-combatants’ killed in Afghan strikes
Thursday, May 7,2009 02:47

An Afghan provincial police chief said Wednesday that investigations showed more than 100 "non-combatants" had been killed in US-led coalition air strikes in western Afghanistan.

 

"We confirm that in the military operation the other night more than 100 non-combatants have been killed," Farah province police chief Abdul Ghafar Watandar told AFP, referring to strikes early Tuesday.

 

"This information is based on the reports given to us by a delegation composed of ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) members and locals who went to the villages to investigate reports of civilian casualties."

 

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