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Afghan president Karzai: US to cease air strikes on residential areas | guardian.co.uk

President says Washington has given Afghanistan commitment after raid that killed 18 civilians in Lognar province last week

by Matt Williams and agencies

The US has vowed not to launch future air strikes in residential areas in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai has said, following the death of 18 civilians in a raid last week.

Speaking after a meeting with US ambassador Ryan Crocker and Nato commander General John Allen, Karzai said he had been given a “commitment” that American forces would cease bombing such targets.

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