The recapture of Musa Qala from the Taliban by British-led forces has resulted in many civilian casualties, local residents say. British military authorities report only two civilian dead in the battle—both children. But residents say they counted 15 women and children killed. Hundreds of “insurgents” were taken into custody by ISAF forces after the town fell, and quantities of opium and weapons were reportedly found. (Press TV, Iran, Dec. 16)
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