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

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Afghanistan: Smaller US bombs kill civilians good

Four Afghan civilians were killed and five wounded in a US-led force air raid that pounded Taliban insurgents in mountainous eastern Afghanistan, police said Sunday.

The incident was in the province of Kunar on Saturday, a day after about 10 civilians were killed when rockets fired by the Taliban at a US base landed on their homes.

The US-led coalition confirmed the military had dropped a precision-guided bomb on militants who had fired mortars on an outpost in the same area and at the same time.

"Four civilians, including women and children, were killed and five others were injured in a US-led air strike which was targeted at Taliban," deputy provincial police chief Abdul Sabour Allahyar told AFP. Link

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