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NATO sets Afghanistan strike limits

New York Times / June 11, 2012
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The senior allied commander in Afghanistan has ordered new restrictions on airstrikes against Taliban fighters who hide in residential homes, coalition officials said Sunday, a move in response to a NATO attack in the eastern part of the country last week that Afghan officials say killed 18 civilians. Officials said the directive from Gen. John R. Allen, the commander for international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, underscores NATO’s existing commitment to protecting civilians.

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