French media said Zhu’a French soldiers killed by NATO warplanes mistakenly
8 21, France 10 killed in Afghanistan by the Taliban ambushed French soldiers hold a state funeral
China Aug. 21 (Xinhua), according to AFP agency reported that the French “Le Monde” 20 quoted Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan in ambush of French soldiers survived the saying to the rescue of their NATO aircraft opened fire on them, some French soldiers were hit.
surviving French soldiers said they encountered have to wait after the Taliban ambushed reinforcements, reinforcements sent after four hours, the unit is so heavy casualties because of slow response and coordination of command ineffective. Reconnaissance forces in the nearly four hours has not been supported, they were a fierce enemy fire shooting. An unnamed soldier said: “In addition to our rifles, we have no other weapons and ammunition.” Quoted the soldiers as saying, when NATO aircraft finally flew over the area of ??the ambush, they sometimes do not hit enemy target, but hit the French soldiers. To reinforce the Afghan soldiers mistakenly opened fire on the French. Survivors also perform dangerous tasks without the support of rapid reaction unit questioned. Discrepancy with the official report is that victims are not all fire at the first enemy attack was killed, a number of soldiers killed in the conflict ends.
NATO said it will investigate media-related. An anonymous official told AFP: “We have noted the media reports, which we will investigate.”
10 French paratroopers took place on August 18 killed in ambush, and the other 21 people were injured, which is after the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan Zhu’a French army suffered the most casualties. Taliban spokesman told AFP has claimed responsibility for the attack from ambush. Taliban spokesman Mujahid, Hurd said: “We the morning than in the Sarbanes County with mines and rockets on the NATO troops were ambushed, we destroyed five vehicles, causing the enemy heavy losses.” (Yellow Huan)