MOD Urged To Come Clean On Numbers killed By British Army

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MOD URGED TO COME CLEAN ON NUMBERS KILLED BY BRITISH ARMY

The Celtic League has asked the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for details of the numbers of civilians killed or injured by British Forces serving with ISAF in Afghanistan.

There is growing concern in the UK at present over the rising toll of casualties suffered by British Forces. However scant regard is paid to the many thousands of men, women and children killed and injured in ISAF operations. (See below):

“The Secretary of State for Defence
Dr Liam Fox MP
Ministry of Defence
Main Building
Whitehall
London, SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

28/08/10

Dear Minister

Ref: British Forces serving with ISAF – civilian casualties.

Can you advise how many civilians in Afghanistan have been killed directly as a result of actions by British Forces serving with ISAF in Afghanistan since the mission began?

Could you also provide details of the total compensation paid directly by theBritish government or on behalf of the British government as a result of incidents in which innocent civilians have been killed by British forces acting alone or in conjunction with other ISAF forces?

Does the British government have any policy (either directly, via Afghan government agencies or NGOs) to follow-up on the circumstances of those innocent civilians injured and maimed as a result of incidents involving British Forces acting alone or in conjunction with other ISAF units?

Yours sincerely,

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information”

Link here to ISAF / NATO web pages which are noteworthy in failing to highlight
the heavy price being paid via death and injury of innocent Afghan civilians.
https://www.isaf.nato.int/

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information
Celtic League

28/08/10

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broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, monitors all military activity and focuses on
socio-economic issues.

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