February 13th, 2010
07:25 AM ET

Karzai: Keep civilians safe

Afghan President Harmid Karzai also cautioned troops to keep civilians safe as they attacked Marjah in Operation Moshtarak. In a statement Saturday, he urged  Afghan and international troops to exercise "absolute caution " and ensure there were no civilian casualties.

Karzai also urged Taliban fighters to take the new offensive " as an opportunity to renounce violence and re-integrate into civilian life alongside other Afghans for the welfare of their country."

Filed under: Karzai • Operation Moshtarak
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  1. Leslie

    I would like it if CNN would keep track of the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, just as they do for coalition troops. "Remembering the Fallen" should include those Afghanis who are just trying to live out their lives with decency under very difficult situations.

    The fastest way to worsen relations with Afghanistan is to incur civilian casualties and then, in addition, to not honor thier passing through simple acknowledgement of it.

    CNN viewers deserve to have the WHOLE story. Non-Taliban Afghanis deserve to have their innocent dead recognized.

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