Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Nato troops and their Afghan colleagues involved in Operation Moshtarak have suffered another blow after three more civilians were killed in the campaign against the Taliban.
The deaths – in three separate incidents – come after two US missiles struck a house on the outskirts of the town of Marjah on Sunday, killing 12 people, half of them children. Three others killed in the house were identified as Taliban fighters by local authorities.
About 15,000 Afghan troops and Nato troops – including British soldiers 9 are taking part in the massive offensive around Marjah.
The offensive is the biggest joint operation since US troops arrived in Afghanistan in 2001.
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This article was posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 5:14 am