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ISAF Extends Condolences in Kapisa Deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 15, 2012) — The International Security Assistance Force today extended its deep regret to the families and loved ones of several Afghan youths who died during an air engagement in Kapisa province Feb 8. While the exact circumstances of this tragic incident remain to be determined, ISAF is taking appropriate action to ascertain the facts, and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Gen. John R. Allen, ISAF commander, has expressed his sincere condolences on the loss of life, to the families and local community.

“My command’s mission is to protect the civilian people of Afghanistan,” said Gen. Allen. “I take very seriously the loss of every Afghan life. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the safety of the Afghan population.”