Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

NATO Must Reconsider whether it Shares the Moral Low Ground with Insurgents

Afghan investigators concur with the governor of a volatile eastern province who said NATO-led forces inadvertently killed more than 60 civilians in raids a week ago, an Afghan member of parliament said on Friday. Civilian casualties caused by NATO-led and Afghan forces hunting insurgents have become a great source of friction between the Afghan government and its Western backers, and there have been at least three such incidents in the past week. On Sunday, the governor of Kunar province said 64 civilians had been killed during four days of operations by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan troops in a remote area near the border with Pakistan.

Excerpt,  Probe backs high civilian casualty toll-MP, Reuters, Feb. 25, 2001