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    Coalition expresses regret for possible civilian casualties

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    10.16.2012

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct 16, 2012) — During an operation in Helmand province Sunday against suspected insurgents laying IEDs, ISAF forces may have accidently killed three innocent Afghan civilians.

    The coalition extends its deep regret for this tragic incident. We also extend our sympathies to the families and loved ones of those who died, and we take full responsibility for what occurred.

    Coalition officials will work closely with Afghan officials to determine what happened and why, and they will also meet with the family members of those that died to personally express ISAF's regret and condolences.

    The operation occurred in Nawa district and did not involve close air support as reported in some media.

    The incident remains under investigation.

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    Date Taken: 10.16.2012
    Date Posted: 10.16.2012 08:52
    Story ID: 96218
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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