CAIR Calls for 'Impartial' Probe of Afghan Civilian Deaths
Dozens of women and children reportedly killed in U.S. air strike
That civilian death toll may be the highest since the entry of American forces into
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"The scope and impact of this tragic incident necessitate an impartial investigation to determine who is at fault and what changes need to be made to existing policy in the region. Our nation and its armed forces must do everything possible to ensure that such tragedies are never repeated."
In 2008, an Afghan government commission determined that a U.S. air strike killed 90 civilians. American officials initially said no civilians were killed in the attack, but later concluded 33 civilians died.
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director
SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations