View Full Version : Afghanistan: US Killed Civilians After False Tip

09-14-2008, 09:33 PM
An American bombing that killed up to 90 Afghan civilians last month was based on false information provided by a rival tribe and did not kill a single Taliban fighter, the president's spokesman said Sunday.

The claim contradicted a U.S. contention that the Aug. 22 raid on the western village of Azizabad killed up to 35 Taliban fighters.
"There was total misinformation fed to the coalition forces," Humayun Hamidzada, the spokesman for President Hamid Karzai, told The Associated Press.

Afghan police arrested three suspects accused of giving the U.S. military false intelligence that led to the bombardment, the Interior Ministry has said.

An Afghan government commission found that up to 90 civilians were killed, including 60 children, a finding backed by a preliminary U.N. report.
The bombing strained the U.S.-Afghan relationship but the countries remain committed allies, Hamidzada said.


09-16-2008, 10:45 PM
there's misinformation on both fronts i think. it doesnt make sense that our guys would go in and bomb w/out doing research based on some tips that the locals gave us. we do our research. the sad part of war is innocent people die. i'm pretty sure some bad guys died too.

09-17-2008, 01:34 AM
Good thing they caught the guys responsible for the false tip off.