NATO Airstrike Accidentally Kills Afghan Troops

NATO mistakenly killed five of its Afghan army allies in an airstrike Wednesday while the Afghans were attacking insurgents in the country’s east.  Three American soldiers were also reported killed Wednesday in a roadside bomb in the south.  U.S. Military Death Toll In Afghanistan Past 1,000

The Afghan soldiers were launching an ambush before dawn against insurgents reportedly on the move in Ghazni province when NATO aircraft began firing on them without warning.  NATO spokesman Josef Blotz confirmed the botched airstrike. He said he regretted the Afghan National Army deaths, telling a news briefing that a joint investigation has been launched.

U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the newly arrived commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, sent personal condolences to the families of the victims. Michael Steele Blames Obama For War In Afghanistan. Violence has been increasing across Afghanistan, coinciding with the arrival of thousands of American soldiers for a new push to try to establish Afghan government control in the south, one of the Taliban’s strongest areas of influence.  Last month was the deadliest for international forces since the war began, with 103 killed, including 60 Americans. YOU DON’T HEAR ABOUT THIS IN THE NEWS!  Obama Illegal Afghanistan War. Britain was expected to announce Wednesday that it would withdraw its troops from one tumultuous district in the south, turning over responsibility to U.S. forces.

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  1. July 7th, 2010
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