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Saturday, June 9, 2012

NATO Commander Issues Apology For Afghan Airstrike Victims

PUL-I-ALAM, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. General John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, on Friday apologized for a coalition airstrike earlier this week which resulted in the deaths of at least eighteen civilians.

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Allen visited Logar province on Friday to personally deliver his condolences to the provincial governor, parliament leaders, provincial council leadership, and village elders. "I am here not only as the Commander of the Coalition forces, but also as a father to apologize for the tragedy that occurred two days ago," he said.

"Additionally, I am committed to ensuring we do the right thing for the families of those we inadvertently harmed, as well as for the community in which they lived."

The incident happened on early Wednesday morning in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province during a coalition operation to detain a local Taliban leader. ISAF acknowledged on Friday that it was responsible for the "unintended, but nonetheless tragic, death of Afghan civilians."

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