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“Afghan civilian casualties from air attack in USA’

“Afghan civilian casualties from air attack in USA’

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Airstrikes from the United States on Talibanstrijders in the Afghan province of Helmand have a lot of civilian casualties, as required. That is to say the Afghan authorities Friday. The air strikes had in the night from Thursday to Friday.

According to a chief in the municipality of Sangin came in the bombing certainly 19 people to life. A further 20 people suffered injuries. The city council even spoke of 23 dead. It was the authorities is not known whether there Talibanstrijders among the victims were. The Taliban itself, he also made a mention of the victims. Under them were 22 women and 3 men dead.

The American general Charles Cleveland let us know that he is aware. “We take the situation very seriously and we are investigating the issues with our Afghan partners.”

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan by American bombing campaign in 2016 has increased. Last year was the highest number of civilian casualties since 2009.

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