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NATO admits killing more civilians

NATO warplanes killed and wounded Afghan women and children again during air strikes, the alliance conceded yesterday, although it offered few details of the clashes that it said also killed scores of Taliban fighters. It was the second recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization air attack that caused civilian casualties, this time in the middle of Canada’s area of operations. Each such attack is a setback for the alliance’s effort to win Afghan “hearts and minds.” After a particularly horrific air strike killed 20 civilians last week, Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged NATO forces “to take maximum caution during their military operations to avoid harming civilians.” Full Story

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