McChrystal admits failure to reduce civilian deaths

War is Hell, no matter how you slice it or dice it bad stuff happens and sometimes to good people…sometimes.

The top US commander in Afghanistan has acknowledged his forces failure to reduce civilian casualties, as the US-led alliance faces Afghan anger over high civilian death. General Stanley McChrystal admitted in a videoconference that so far many civilians have fallen victim to arbitrary firing from convoys and checkpoints in Afghanistan, Press TV reported. “We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat,” the top general said. Since assuming power last year, McChrystal has sought to reduce the killing of civilians through tougher rules. United Nations human rights researchers say the new directives have led to a 28 percent reduction in such casualties.


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