National Security

September 4, 2009

NATO to probe whether deadly Afghan airstrike killed civilians

A NATO air attack on two fuel tank trucks hijacked by Afghan insurgents that caused dozens of deaths reignited the controversy over civilian casualties, three onths after Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal issued new orders intended to dampen such controversies. The extent of civilian deahts is uncertain. The province's governor said about 90 people died, including about 30 civilians who had congregated about the trucks to obtain fuel.

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