Jan 08, 2019 18:14 Asia/Tehran
  • Four Afghan civilians killed in US air strikes
    Four Afghan civilians killed in US air strikes

An Afghan military official in the northwest of Afghanistan has confirmed that four Afghan civilians were killed in US air strike in Faryab Province.

Iran Press / Asia: An Afghan military official in the northwest of Afghanistan, Mohammad Hanif Rezai, added on Tuesday that 4 out of 18 people who were killed in a US airstrike on Taliban positions in Qurghan district were civilians,  Anadolu news agency reported.

He added that 14 others were members of the Taliban.

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