Sorry for Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan: Obama

Washington, Jun 9 (PTI) US President Barack Obama has spoken to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and expressed his "sorrow" over recent civilian deaths in NATO air strikes in the war-torn country.

Besides, Obama discussed with him a series of issues including drawdown of troops and the progress in the war against terrorism in the aftermath of the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

"Obama expressed his sorrow over tragic civilian casualties, most recently in Helmand province," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily news conference.

Video conference between the two leaders lasted for about one hour, during which they also discussed regional dynamics, their shared commitment to Afghan-led reconciliation, progress on forging an enduring US?Afghan strategic partnership, and transition to Afghan leadership for security.


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