U.S. Commander says no 'revenge' for U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has told his troops that "now is not the time for revenge" for the deaths of two U.S. soldiers killed in riots over the burning of Qurans at an American base.
U.S. Gen. John Allen traveled late Thursday to Nangarhar province to calm U.S. troops at the forward operating base where the incident occurred earlier in the day.
He told them to resist whatever urge they might have to strike back after an Afghan soldier killed the two American troops. His comments were released Friday.
Afghan National Army Gen. Sher Mohammed Karimi, who traveled to the base with Allen, told the U.S. troops that their sacrifice is not wasted.
Karimi says the Americans and Afghans together are "fighting an enemy of humanity."
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
For all the breaking stories happening in your neighborhood and developing stories happening around the world, join Leon Harris and Alison Starling weeknights on ABC7 News at 5 and 11.
TBD Blogs What you need to read
@TBD On Foot
Best of TBD In case you missed it
Hey, no city's perfect!