| GEO World|
| Taliban says Petraeus killing more civilians in Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 0630 PST, Friday, July 30, 2010|
WASHINGTON: The Taliban has accused US General David Petraeus of killing more civilians and drawing more attacks on US and NATO troops since he took command in Afghanistan, the SITE monitoring group said Thursday.
Petraeus' "only accomplishment" since he took over US and NATO troop command three weeks ago, "is civilian casualties (mass murder), which has to be considered his new war strategy and tactics," the Afghan Taliban said on its website, as quoted by SITE.
It claimed that "90 non-combatant defenseless civilians have been martyred in the US invaders' blind bombardments" across Afghanistan over the past two weeks, adding that such actions only "create growing resentment" by Afghans against foreign troops.
US forces have increased attacks with unmanned drone aircraft in Afghanistan since US President Barack Obama came to office a year and a half ago.
The Taliban also said attacks "of every type on US invading forces... have reached record levels since General Petraeus took charge."