Monday, September 17, 2012

Eight women killed in a US Air Strike in Afghanistan

A U.S. airstrike killed eight Afghan women foraging for fuel on a rural hillside in what is called a  disastrous day for the NATO force in Afghanistan
Four American troops were also gunned down Sunday by Afghan police.
The strike which was in retaliation to Taliban attack on US base, is reported to have cost US more than $150 million  in terms planes and equipment loss, by far the costliest single insurgent attack in 11 years of warfare.
The confluence of events underscored some of the conflict's most damaging trends: an unrelenting tide of "insider" attacks, in which Afghan forces turn their weapons on coalition allies; the daily loss of civilian lives to war's ravages; and the continuing ability of insurgent forces to inflict disproportionate havoc on the far more powerful Western military.

Read more: LA Times


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