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KAANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A U.S. coalition airstrike and clashes with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan earlier this week killed 37 civilians and 26 insurgents, according to an Afghan government report released Friday.
The report also accused the Taliban militants of seeking shelter near a wedding party in the Kandahar province's Shah Wali Kot district shortly after ambushing a coalition patrol on Monday, according to the findings compiled by the governor of Kandahar province.
The report said that another 27 civilians were wounded in the strike. It added that the government has already paid $2,000 to families of each victim, and $100 to those who were wounded — a standard practice in these cases.
Originally posted by Saf85
Seriously you people are full of crap, then some more. If the Taliban was hideing out in the wedding, where are the Taliban bodies being shown for proof? If the airstrike killed most the wedding party, it would for sure kill most the Taliban if they were hideing out there also?
So basically, the US likes to kill civilians (nothing new here), then to give some form of justification, they claim the Taliban were hideing there, yet recover no bodies nor weapon to prove so. Also, if I was at a wedding and the Taliban hid out, moments later I seen my family ripped to shread by a US jet, would you think I would care if the Taliban would kill me? I would kill as many as I could for sure, yet again, no Taliban bodies at the site, makes you think, everytime these bombing happen and are blamed on the Taliban. Where do we see the Taliban bodies for proof they were there? Sure they report rebels died in fighting, but they fail to mention any rebels who died, did not do so any where near the bombing site.
Stop using the war as a scape goat for the attrocities the US carries out on a daily basis, when they raid Pakistan and blow up schools, how can they blame the Taliban for that? The US has the option for sending special forces to deal with populated areas, heck even send some force recon or rangers. But no they choose to bomb innocent people, just to remove the risk to their own peoples lives, cowadice in its most pure form.
Stop blameing a army who is fighting for the interest of its country, unlike the US and its puppet regime it has installed. Under the Taliban the heroin trade was eliminated in Afghanistan, under the US, it is at the record high in production, in the history of Afghansitan. Then you turn around and call the Taliban the bad guys!
Originally posted by cmd18B
Are you serious?..The U S likes to kill innocent people?..are you that misinformed....Thats really funny and Im really sorry for you and your ignorance. Have you ever been to Afghanistan?.. Can you identify who is a friend or foe? Well I suggest you make sure the next time an air strike is called in you run out into the mix and weed out the bad guys. War is hell and truly unfortunate incidents happen but until you spend time in an overseas deployment in a hostile and unforgiving country you should understand that things dont always turn out happy. We really dont know the true story on this incident because none of us were there. Dont expect a reply from me because bickering via computer is beneath me and I have no time for uninformed individuals...
Originally posted by Harlequin
so we have a wonderful event - the joining of 2 people in holy matrimony and the USA comes along and kills them