Friday, March 19, 2010

Al-Jazeera Video: Putting a price on Afghan life

"What is the price of a human life?

In Afghanistan, if foreign troops kill an innocent civilian by accident, families may receive compensations of around $2,500.

But there is no fixed system for compensation - something that Stanley McChrystal, the top US general in Afghanistan, is now calling for.

But many bereaved families aren't convinced that money will heal deep wounds.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Kabul - where civilian casualties are rising. "

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