Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Afghans will not tolerate a NATO attack against home

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has warned on Tuesday the NATO forces that are at risk of being seen as an "occupation force" if they continue bombing civilian homes. "If these attacks do not stop, his presence in our country will be seen as an occupation against the will of the Afghans," Karzai said at a news agency in Kabul.

"History shows clearly how the Afghans react against a conqueror," added the president. The Afghan leader also said the Alliance can not launch attacks against Afghan households in its' hunting insurgents. " "NATO must learn that air strikes against Afghan houses are not permitted and that Afghans will not tolerate any more," he said Karzai, in relation to one of the past 'failures' of the Alliance on Afghan soil, which ended with the lives of 12 children and two women, Afghan officials said on Saturday during a fight against the Taliban.

On the other hand, the NATO mission in the country, the International Security Assistance Force Security, apologized for the deaths of "nine" civilians in the event-rather than the 14 that has denounced Afghanistan. Karzai said on Monday that this action would be his "last" warning to the international troops.

According to the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 2,777 civilians were killed last year by the violence, which represents an increase of 15 percent compared to 2009. Three American soldiers were killed last weekend by an "improvised explosive device" in eastern Afghanistan, announced on Tuesday the U.S.

military said in a statement. And last Thursday NATO military nine, including eight Americans, died after a homemade bomb exploded in the south. Mines or homemade bombs, detonated when approaching soldiers or military vehicles is one of the favorite weapons of the insurgents.

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