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September 23, 2009

McChrystal tries to calm Afghans after air strike

Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:31pm EDT

YAQOUBI, Afghanistan (Reuters) – The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan flew on Saturday to the scene of a deadly air strike by his forces, trying to cool anger that threatens his strategy of winning hearts and minds.

Afghan officials say scores of people were killed, many of them civilians, when a U.S. F-15 fighter jet called in by German troops struck two hijacked fuel trucks before dawn on Friday

Didn’t this airstrike happen some weeks ago?

Read the article…it implies it happened Friday. How irresponsible! Talk about stoking the flames!

Print an explanation immediately.

David D.

In posting some Afghan sidebar material on reuters.com, this old story inadvertently was re-posted. We removed the story, and posted an advisory for readers: GBU Editor

Afghan villagers pray over the graves of their relatives, who died in Friday’s air strike, near their village of Yaqoubi in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz September 5, 2009. REUTERS/Wahdat

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