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    After Deadly Insider Attack, U.S. Airstrikes Kill 14 Civilians; Two US troops killed

    After Deadly Insider Attack, U.S. Airstrikes Kill 14 Civilians, Afghans Say

    Men standing over the bodies of people they said were killed during a military operation on Saturday in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.CreditBashir Khan Safi/Associated Press


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    Men standing over the bodies of people they said were killed during a military operation on Saturday in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.CreditCreditBashir Khan Safi/Associated Press

    By Najim Rahim, Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed


    • March 23, 2019


    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — After the second firefight in the past 10 days between American soldiers and their Afghan allies, at least 14 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Saturday in northern Kunduz province, according to Afghan officials. At least four Afghan soldiers were also killed.
    A spokeswoman for the American military confirmed the attack, but blamed the outcome on the Taliban.
    “We are fighting in a complex environment and this firefight is a prime example of the challenges Afghan and coalition forces face every day,” said Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson. “The Taliban were hiding in civilian homes and maneuvered in and out of compounds without any concern for the families living inside.”
    The episode on Saturday came a day after two members of an American Special Forces unit and four Afghan Special Forces soldiers were killed during a joint operation in Gul Tepa District, on the outskirts of Kunduz city, and involved some of the same forces, according to Afghan official accounts. The insurgents were reportedly massing on the outskirts of the city, which they have twice overrun, in 2015 and in 2016.

    The latest episode began around 3 a.m. Saturday, after a convoy of American and Afghan Special Forces left the area of the previous day’s combat and an armored vehicle used by the Americans broke down as they were heading to a security checkpoint. When the soldiers got out to fix the vehicle, an Afghan soldier nearby opened fire on them; Afghan officials described him as a Taliban insider who deliberately provoked the attack.
    The Americans fired back at the attacker, and Afghan soldiers stationed in a nearby outpost returned fire at them, not realizing what had happened, according to Mohammed Ibrahim, the commander of Afghan Local Police in Kunduz Province, who described it as an accident set off by the insider who first opened fire.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/23/w...civilians.html




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    Hey hey what's this mess? Don't you know this forum is only for spreading daily news of the latest partisan outrage and anti-communist diatribes? Caring about bombing villages full of women and kids is so 2012. Sheesh. Get with the times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    Hey hey what's this mess? Don't you know this forum is only for spreading daily news of the latest partisan outrage and anti-communist diatribes? Caring about bombing villages full of women and kids is so 2012. Sheesh. Get with the times.
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    As long as the government does it and not some crazed lone gunman I guess it's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    As long as the government does it and not some crazed lone gunman I guess it's ok.

    Yea, it was an airstrike (therefore acceptable) and not one of those damn ak47's ......



    @devil21 , yea so 2012 , in fact so 1960's Vietnam where the MIC got 45k US
    troops slaughtered and a few million Asians, but most of that again was by
    those wonderfully sanctioned and acceptable 'air strikes' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    Yea, it was an airstrike (therefore acceptable) and not one of those damn ak47's ......



    @devil21 , yea so 2012 , in fact so 1960's Vietnam where the MIC got 45k US
    troops slaughtered and a few million Asians, but most of that again was by
    those wonderfully sanctioned and acceptable 'air strikes' .

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