Monday, October 29, 2007

Australia criticizes Dutch Troops in Afghanistan

An Australian military spokesman announced that Australian soldiers did not participate in a Dutch military action in the Chora valley in Afghanistan in June. They disagreed with the Dutch military procedures and expressed concern about possible civilian victims. In the following Dutch-led action against the Taliban tens of civilians were killed. Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, criticized the Dutch soldiers’ actions as imprecise and careless.

(For earlier Dutch killings of civilians see item on October 24:

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