Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Afghans: US airstrikes kill 14 workers

Let's all hope Jalili is right and the Americans were misled by Afghanistan's enemies and the Afghans can be convinced its true. It won't calm most down , but many will take that as a mitigating factor. Just the fact the workers were employed by the military should also be a huge factor.

We don't need more enemies in Afghanistan.
U.S.-led coalition troops killed 14 road construction workers in airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan after receiving faulty intelligence, Afghan officials said Wednesday.

The coalition said only that it was looking into the incident.

The engineers and laborers had been building a road for the U.S. military in mountainous Nuristan province, and were sleeping in two tents in the remote area when they were killed Monday night, said Sayed Noorullah Jalili, director of the Kabul-based road construction company Amerifa. There were no survivors, he said.

"All of our poor workers have been killed," Jalili said. "I don't think the Americans were targeting our people. I'm sure it's the enemy of the Afghans who gave the Americans this wrong information."

Via Yahoo News.

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