They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, June 22, 2007

Afghanistan: 9 women, 3 babies die in US air strike

A US air strike in southern Afghanistan has killed up to 25 civilians, a local police chief said today.

The victims included women, children and a cleric as well as 20 suspected Taliban militants, according to Mohammad Hussein Andiwal, the Helmand province police chief.

The air strike - which happened late yesterday - was launched in response to an attack on police posts near the town of Gereshk by militants.

It killed 25 civilians including nine women, three babies and the mullah of a local mosque, Mr Andiwal said. Link

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