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Petraeus: Sorry for killing Afghans

2011-03-02 18:04

Kabul - International forces admitted on Wednesday that they accidentally killed nine Afghan civilians in an airstrike while their commander, General David Petraeus, said he was "deeply sorry for this tragedy".

Petraeus said he has ordered all helicopter crews to be re-briefed on the need to keep civilian casualties "to the absolute minimum".

He also warned that troops could face disciplinary action over Tuesday's attack in Kunar province.
 

Comments
  • daaivark - 2011-03-03 07:13

    Sorry okes. You're dead! How absurd. The notion of "friendly fire" is, to me, one of the greatest ironies of our time.

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