Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Over 1200 Afghan families flee allied attacks

Daily Telegraph, February 17, 2010

From: AFP

AT least 1240 families fled a massive military onslaught against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, Helmand authorities said today.

No camps were set up for the displaced in case they became permanent structures, said Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for Helmand governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal.

“We deliberately did not give permission for the camps to be set up for the 1240 families who are displaced because we did not want the camps to become permanent,” he said.

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