Fighting in Iran by coalition forces have relied extensively on the use of airplanes due to lack of extensive forces available to fight the Taliban. It is not surprising that planes make mistakes and, apparently, the past few days there were at least two incidents in which American planes killed innocent civilians. The American military denies they killed anyone charging the Taliban always makes such claims after an air attack. However, Tamin Nuristani, Governor of Nuristan province said his reports indicate at least 15 civilians were killed in one air strike and seven wounded, figures that were corroborated by the local police chief.
The nature of warfare in Afghanistan suggests there will be civilian casualties and for these deaths are among the most helpful to the Taliban in recruiting efforts.