Thursday, September 11, 2008

Afghanistan: Taliban accused of using civilians to provoke US attacks


AKI - Adnkronos international Afghanistan: Taliban accused of using civilians to provoke US attacks: "The Taliban are trying to induce American forces to kill civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan, a senior US government official said on Thursday.

James Glassman, the US State Department's under secretary for public diplomacy, was speaking in response to the controversial air strike carried out by American forces that allegedly killed at least 90 civilians in western Afghanistan in August.

'The problem of civilian casualties is a big one,' he said in a television interview broadcast on the BBC."

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