Representatives from the International Red Cross confirmed that a bombing attack by American plane resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians including women and children. Photos obtained by the Associated Press showed villagers burying the dead while others worked through rubble in search of other bodies. International Red Cross spokesperson, Jessica Barry said: “there were bodies, there were graves, and there were people burying bodies when we were there. We did confirm women and children.” Villagers claimed they placed women, children and the elderly in several compounds to protect them from fighting between Coalition/US forces and the Taliban. For some reason, the compounds were blasted by American planes.
The increased strength of the Taliban leads inevitably to the use of air attacks called in by American and Coalition forces who feel overwhelmed. President Karzai of Afghanistan has been complaining for months these air attacks only result in providing support for the Taliban since villagers can not understand whey they suffer when fighting breaks out.