» Thursday, May 3, 2007


Asked if there were any plans to increase the efforts to spare civilian casualties, the PMOS said that we always want to avoid civilian casualties and big efforts are made to avoid civilian casualties, unfortunately that is not always possible but every effort is made. A great effort is made by our troops to do so. Asked if there was any recognition that NATO was right in its views on casualties, the PMOS said that casualties are always regrettable in their own right, but there is obviously a political impact as well. Equally however, there is a real battle going on in parts of Afghanistan to keep the government protected from the Taliban. That has made real progress, not least in Sanguin Valley in the past few days and the need to keep that military progress going is recognised at the same time as needing to make political progress.

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