Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Afghan War Collateral Civilian Casualties Bad PR For Canada's Military
The Globe and Mail reports that the Military bombing of a village while supposedly killing enemy Taliban soldiers killed at least 17 to 25 innocent villagers when western coalition aircraft bombed many houses, and even a religious school, in the early morning hours between 11 p.m., Sunday and 5 a.m. while villagers slept, yesterday. Countless more civilians including young children were also sent to hospital. This dramatic blanket bombing resulting in 'civilian casualties and mounting violence will make it harder for Canada's soldiers to continue the campaign to win support from ordinary Afghans'.