Nightly News   |  February 20, 2010

Karzai criticizes NATO over civilian deaths

In a speech to the opening session of parliament, President Hamid Karzai urged NATO to do more to protect civilians during combat operations to secure Marjah. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> nbc news, washington.

>>> now we go overseas to afghanistan where u.s. marines and afghan troops advanced but encountered stiff resistance today in their week-long offensive against the taliban's stronghold of marja. they're in the midst of a tough fight and know it. meanwhile the president complained nato is not doing enough to prevent civilian casualties with this. with another death today the number of civilian casualties in the operation has risen to now