Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given a final warning to the US and its allies over operations carried out in the country, which lead to civilian casualties.
The warning comes as recent US-led airstrikes in various parts of Afghanistan have claimed lives of 56 Afghans, mostly civilians, a Press TV correspondent reported.
At least 14 civilians, 12 of them children, were killed in a NATO raid in Nawzad district of Helmand province on Saturday. However, US forces claim the airstrikes were targeting militants after their base in Nawzad district was attacked by gunmen.
"This is a tragedy that needs to be recognized. This is a tragedy that needs to be acknowledged throughout the world that the US committed massive crimes and then they call it democracy," Political analyst Dawoud Mirakai said.
Karzai said on Sunday such incidents are "murdering Afghanistan's children and women."
Karzai's last warning comes one day after he ordered the Defense Ministry to take control of night raids carried out by US-led forces.
He ordered the ministry to prevent foreign troops from uncoordinated and arbitrary operations across the country.
He demanded that such raids as well as special operations be independently conducted by Afghan troops.
"The foreign troops promised to protect us against the militants, but now they are killing innocent people. We want them to leave the country immediately," said an Afghan who was present at the scene of the US-led strike in Nawzad district.
Civilian casualties caused by NATO attacks have been a major source of tension between Karzai and the US-led alliance.
The attacks have killed large numbers of Afghan civilians since the beginning of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.