From The Frontier Post in Pakistan:
Monday, May 25, 2009
KABUL (Agencies): NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has reportedly admitted that a civilian was killed in its air strike on Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan. In a statement released on Sunday, ISAF said that they targeted the man in Paktia province, mistaking him for setting up improvised explosive devices. It was found in an investigation that he was not a militant, ISAF said. Afghan National Army soldiers took the victim to a hospital in Kabul, where he died later, the statement added. ISAF has assured not to cause civilian deaths in future.
We will, I fear, learn soon how little those NATO assurances about civilians’ lives are worth. Well, at least, we will, IF the big media will not have forgotten this NATO promise of now by then …
From Wired in the USA:
Another coalition airstrike in Afghanistan has gone awry; eight civilians are believed to be dead, the U.S. military announced Wednesday [20 May 2009].
Rumsfeld’s renegade unit blamed for Afghan deaths: here.
Afghanistan’s parliament call for the prosecution of “Criminal Foreign Troops”: here.