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'NATO risks becoming occupying force'

The NATO-led foreign military in Afghanistan risks becoming an "occupying force" if aerial bombings which cause civilian casualties continue, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.

world Updated: May 31, 2011 12:27 IST

The NATO-led foreign military in Afghanistan risks becoming an "occupying force" if aerial bombings which cause civilian casualties continue, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.

"If after the Afghan government said the aerial bombing of Afghan houses is banned and if it continues, then their presence will change from a war against terrorism to an occupying force," Karzai told a press conference in Kabul.

"And in that case, Afghan history is witness to how the Afghans deal with occupying forces."