Civilian casualties caused by ISAF and US Forces in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

Civilian Casualties Caused By ISAF And US Forces In The War In Afghanistan (2001–Present)

Civilian casualties caused by ISAF and US Forces in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

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The War in Afghanistan has caused the deaths of thousands of Afghan civilians directly from NATO and ISAF military action.

The initial military objectives of as articulated by President George W. Bush in his Sept. 20th Address to a Joint Session of Congress and his Oct. 7th address to the country, included the destruction of terrorist training camps and infrastructure within Afghanistan, the capture of al-Qaeda leaders, and the cessation of terrorist activities in Afghanistan."The war, launched by the United States as "Operation Enduring Freedom" in 2001, began with an initial air campaign that almost immediately prompted concerns over the number of Afghan civilians being killed as well as international protests. With civilian deaths from airstrikes rising again in recent years, the number of Afghan civilians being killed by foreign military operations has led to mounting tension between the foreign countries and the government of Afghanistan. In May 2007, President Hamid Karzai summoned military commanders to warn them of the consequences of further deaths. BBC News, 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2007-05-02.

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