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US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens' - BBC
US air strikes in Afghanistan on Tuesday killed dozens of civilians including women and children, officials from the Red Cross have said.

Afghan officials in the western province of Farah told the BBC as many as 100 civilians might have died.

The civilians were said to have been hit while sheltering from fighting.

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International Committee of the Red Cross observers who visited the site of the air strikes saw houses destroyed and dozens of dead bodies, including women and children, a spokeswoman said.

"We can absolutely confirm there were civilian casualties," Jessica Barry said.

"It seemed they were trying to shelter in houses when they were hit."

Exactly the thing which I condemn Israel for in the Gaza conflict. Nothing new, but it's way past time I spoke up against this.

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by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Wed May 6th, 2009 at 10:39:03 AM EST
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