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Post time 2012-9-17 10:54:10 |Display all floors
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NATO strike kills women and girls gathering firewood – Afghan officials

16 September, 2012, 19:21


A NATO airstrike killed eight women and girls in eastern Afghanistan, local officials reported. The alliance said the strike targeted 45 armed insurgents but admitted some civilians may have been killed.
The women were gathering firewood when they were killed by the strike, spokesperson for the Laghman provincial government Sarhadi Zewak said. Several women were also injured during the NATO strike, he added.
Villagers brought the victims’ bodies to the local governor’s office on Sunday in the wake of the attack, amid cries of “Death to America!” said Zewak.
Seven females are now in nearby hospitals receiving treatment, some of whom are as young as ten years old, AP reports.
Initial reports claimed that as many as 45 armed insurgents were killed in a "precision air strike," NATO spokesperson Jamie Graybeal said. However, Major Adam Wojack, a spokesman for the Isaf later told the BBC that between five and eight civilians may have been caught in the crossfire in a “tragic loss of life.”
The issue of frequent civilian deaths in NATO military operations is another point of contention between Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and the US.

Last year, some 400 Afghan civilians were killed in operations conducted by international and Afghan troops, the UN reported. This year's estimates suggested that the number of Afghan civilians killed and injured in the first half of 2012 fell 15 percent.

A wounded woman rests at a hospital after NATO air strikes in Laghman province.(Reuters / Parwiz Parwiz)


Afghan villagers look at the bodies of women killed by NATO air strikes in Laghman province.(Reuters / Parwiz Parwiz

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Post time 2012-9-17 10:57:40 |Display all floors
here you have it , war criminals are killing bunch of 10 year old kids gathering firewood  cause they can't afford to buy fuel to heat a home ......all done with top gun music..................from the air for fun of it

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Post time 2012-9-17 11:42:04 |Display all floors
Sad, sick and revolting... almost as much as the obscene and disgusting false flag attack used to justify this ongoing bloodlust.

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Post time 2012-9-17 11:50:15 |Display all floors
I'm sure, that those firesticks was indeed a on-shoulder granade or rocket launchers, maybe even some stingers previously suplied by US to fight soviets...

off course "high precission"...

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Post time 2012-9-17 11:55:23 |Display all floors
baofeng Post time: 2012-9-17 11:42
Sad, sick and revolting... almost as much as the obscene and disgusting false flag attack used to ju ...

very sad indeed Baofeng, my heart go to familly of lost girls............

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Post time 2012-9-17 11:56:17 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SMITHI at 2012-9-17 11:57
WhiteBear Post time: 2012-9-17 11:50
I'm sure, that those firesticks was indeed a on-shoulder granade or rocket launchers, maybe even som ...


exactly whitebear, they had no choice but to kill the girls in selfdefence of course....................

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Post time 2012-9-17 16:26:24 |Display all floors
I wish we could bring our soldiers home from the Land of tragedy, surely it is a cursed land.

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