Coalition to continue Afghan offensive despite civilian deaths

Coalition forces in Afghanistan are to push forward with their anti-Taliban offensive, despite the deaths of 12 civilians and a British soldier.

Coalition forces in Afghanistan are to push forward with their anti-Taliban offensive, despite the deaths of 12 civilians and a British soldier.

They were killed when rockets aimed at militants missed their targets during the launch of Operation Moshtarak.

But Brigadier General Larry Nicholson - commander of US Marines in southern Afghanistan - said the offensive is "going to plan".

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