NATO Airstrike Kills Civilians In Afghanistan

A NATO airstrike has killed civilians in Afghanistan along with insurgents.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the any Syria airstrike will likely need Congress’s approval of Obama’s plans.

While the world is arguing over whether to start yet another war in Syria, the war against terror in Afghanistan is still ongoing. The last time a major NATO airstrike in Afghanistan killed civilians the death toll was 10 people, including five children.

Reports say at least four women, four children and two civilian drivers were killed in a NATO airstrike in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. 10 members of al Qaeda are also said to have been killed by the NATO airstrike. But some reports claim the NATO airstrike that struck a truck actually killed 16 civilians.

Initial reports after the NATO airstrike did not include any mention of civilian deaths. The United Nations estimates civilian deaths have been increasing in the Afghanistan conflict, rising to 1,000 civilians killed and and 2,000 injured in the first half of 2013 alone.

Because of the civilian deaths, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has banned his forces from requesting NATO airstrikes. An official release from the Afghan government says, “Hamid Karzai considers attacking women and children against all accepted international norms and strongly condemns it.” Residents of the area say NATO should have not targeted the truck containing insurgents because the “lives of the civilians were more important and precious.”

Do you think the military should use NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan even if there is the chance of accidentally killing civilians?