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Afghanistan
No Afghan help for residential air strikes - Karzai
2013-02-16
Afghan security forces are to be banned from calling for foreign air strikes in residential areas, President Hamid Karzai has said.

Mr Karzai said he would issue a decree on Sunday, less than a week after 10 civilians were killed in a night raid in the eastern province of Kunar.

Nato-led forces in Afghanistan are not expected to make a formal response until the full decree has been issued.

Civilian casualties are a source of tension between Afghan and Nato forces.

"I will issue a decree [on Sunday] that no Afghan security forces, in any circumstances can ask for the foreigners' planes for carrying out operations on our homes and villages,'' Mr Karzai said in a speech at the Afghan National Military Academy in Kabul.
Posted by:tipper

#2  No doubt the TB will very much appreciate this formal acknowledgement of sanctuary.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-16 13:05  

#1  looks like a nice caped drone target in Kabul
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-16 12:39  

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