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The Afghan president is in Washington DC for high level talks, but back in Afghanistan a deadly airstrike has once again killed scores of civilians.
The local governor of a small community in Western Afghanistan claims that more than 100 civilians have been killed in a US led airstrike.
The Red Cross confirmed the attack, saying its representatives have seen dozens of bodies. Al Jazeera has filmed exclusive pictures from Farah Province and Nick Clark reports from Kabul.
US Afghan Strikes Kill 100, ‘Mostly Civilians’
HERAT, Afghanistan AFP — Police in Afghanistan said Wednesday that US-led air strikes against insurgents had killed 100 people, most of them civilians, in one of the deadliest such attacks in nearly eight years.
The US military opened an investigation into the operation overnight Monday into Tuesday in the remote western province of Farah, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered his government to probe reports of high civilian casualties.
Democracy at Gunpoint Guarantees U.S. Defeat
By William Pfaff
May 06, 2009 “Truthdig”
An account from the Taliban side of the Afghanistan war, which was published in the New York Times on May 5, provides devastating evidence of the failure that almost certainly will eventually overtake the United States and NATO. It is a long interview with a young Taliban “logistics tactician” who has been speaking with Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah of the Times for many months about the Taliban view of the war, and about what he sees as their inevitable victory.