Truth to Power

Now we’re killing them with…leaflets?

Afghan girl killed by British leaflet drop

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – An Afghan girl died after a box of information leaflets – dropped by a British military plane and intended to help the local population – landed on top of her, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday.

The MoD said it had launched an investigation into the incident which occurred three months ago in a rural area of Helmand in southern Afghanistan where British troops are battling Taliban insurgents.

Western forces regularly use leaflet drops to provide information and warnings to local Afghans, as well as to counter Taliban propaganda.

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I’m sure this will really help to “counter Taliban propaganda”. Madness.


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