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Sunday
Feb202011

Afghanistan: ISAF Accused of Causing 50 Civilian Deaths in Kunar

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The International Security Assistance Force has said it will look into allegations that coalition forces are responsible for killing dozens in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunar.

According to an ISAF press release, the Kunar provincial governor has claimed that the ISAF killed 50 civilians during operations in the province over the past several days.

“We take allegations of civilian casualties very seriously. We are conducting an immediate assessment of these allegations and will report our findings,” said U.S. Army Col. Patrick Hynes, director of the ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center.

The accusations come following an operation in a remote valley of the province, during which the ISAF said 36 insurgents carrying weapons were killed.

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