Afghan Pres Karzai demands US to stop air strikes

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Hamid Karzai
Washington, May 9: Afghan President Hamid Karzai who is in Washington has reportedly told CNN that United States' air strikes on Afghanistan is 'not acceptable' and has asked US to cease the attacks.

The Afghan president has taken a serious note on the strikes after civilians were killed in the recent attacks. Afghan officials have informed that more than 100 civilians civilians died when US jets attacked targets in the western Farah province.

This incident was seen to have overshadowed the Trilateral Summit meeting on Wednesday, May 6 where the US, Afghan and Pakistani presidents discussed their joint operation against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. .

"We believe strongly that air strikes are not an effective way of fighting terrorism, that air strikes rather cause civilian casualties and does not do good for the US, does not do good for Afghanistan," he said.

While the US and Afghan officials are investigating into the incidents, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she 'deeply, deeply' regretted the deaths.

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