Saturday, November 5, 2016

Top U.S. General in Afghanistan Pledges To Investigation An Air Strike That Killed 30 Civilians

Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson speaks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Rahmat Gul/Pool

Reuters: U.S. general pledges investigation on Afghan air strike casualties

The top American general in Afghanistan promised on Saturday an investigation into civilian casualties caused by an air strike in support of Afghan special forces and their U.S. advisors near the northern city of Kunduz this week.

More than 30 civilians, half of them children, were killed on Thursday after a strike on the village of Buz Kandahari, just outside Kunduz, that was called in when a special forces raid encountered heavy fire from Taliban militants.

General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said he deeply regretted the loss of innocent lives.

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WNU Editor: The Afghan war is intensifying .... I predict that by the time this report is released, it will be buried by other war news.


Aizino Smith said...

The report is a waste of time.

B.Poster said...

Agreed, a complete waste of time. Of course the goal of these "investigations" is always to see which American military service personnel members we can bring up on war crime charges. No wonder morale is low among American military personnel.