Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NATO Admits to Killing of 8 Afghan Children in Air Strike

The U.S.-led NATO force in Afghanistan has apologized for an air strike last week that killed eight young Afghan children. Local residents blamed NATO at the time, but it took several days for NATO to admit fault. Earlier today, NATO’s Communications Director General Lewis Boone confirmed the bombing and expressed regret.

According to the United Nations, civilian casualties in Afghanistan increased for a fifth straight year in 2011 from nearly 2,800 to more than 3,000.

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