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US Military: Counter-Taliban Action 'Very Likely' Caused Civilian Casualties

The United States military says this week's deadly clashes with Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan "very likely" harmed civilians. Thursday's pre-dawn joint counterinsurgency air strikes near the northern city of Kunduz killed at least 33 civilians, half of them children, provincial authorities said Saturday. Two U.S. soldiers and several Afghan commando forces were killed before airstrikes were called, but the U.S. military until now had not spoken about...

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