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Karzai Wants Explanation for Civilian Killings

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by Jason Ditz

19 Apr 09 | AWC News

Gen. McKiernan insists US, NATO “working hard” to minimize deaths.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai once again contacted the commander of the international forces in his nation, US General David McKiernan, to request an explanation for the recent spate of civilian deaths over the past few days. McKiernan was also pressed by the media about the incidents.

The closest the general came to an explanation was conceding that international forces “make mistakes,” saying he apologized for the killings, but admitting that was probably insufficient. He also claimed, as he has several times in the past, that the US and NATO forces are working hard to minimize civilian deaths. >>>

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19 April 2009 at 11:32 pm

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