US led forces Kill 4 Civilian Afghan Women

JNN 15 May 2011 : In a recent US-led military operation in Afghanistan, invading foreign troops have killed four Afghan women in the eastern Kunar Province, witnesses say.

Afghan villagers say the four women were killed in the US shelling of houses, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The deadly incident is the latest report of civilian targeting by US-led forces in Kunar.

In May, a US-led airstrike in Kunar killed nine children, aged between seven and nine, that were collecting firewood.

Following the May incident, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, announced that Washington was “deeply sorry” for the airstrike, adding that “these deaths should never have happened.”

Thousands of Afghan people have so far lost their lives as a result of military operations by the foreign troops since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Afghan officials, including President Hamid Karzai, have repeatedly condemned the persisting killing of civilians by US-led troops in the country and urged its immediate halt

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