ISAF Investigating Civilian Casualty Claim in Helmand Province
By SOF Editor on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 12:22pm
ISAF can confirm that shortly before 7:30 p.m., Nov. 4, a single surface-to-surface rocket strike took place near Babaji village in Lashkar Gah against a group of nine individuals whom were believed to be involved in emplacing an IED. ISAF forces were not aware of any civilians in the vicinity at the time of the strike. Only those involved in the IED emplacement were targeted.
Through media reports, ISAF has been made aware of allegations of civilian casualties during an operation the evening of Nov. 4 in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province. Reports have stated that there was an airstrike as well as rocket attacks.
"ISAF takes all credible allegations of civilian casualties very seriously and investigates each allegation to determine the facts," said Navy Capt. Jane Campbell, IJC spokesperson. "If any civilians were injured through our actions we deeply regret it."