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|Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 5:40 pm Post subject: This is how to create "terrorists"
Official Afghan Report Says 10 Civilians Died in U.S.
By CARLOTTA GALL
Published: February 8, 2004
ABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 7 - A member of an Afghan
government team sent to investigate a disputed
American airstrike last month confirmed Thursday in an
interview that at least 10 people had been killed in
the incident, among them two women and five children.
The United States military denied that any civilians
died in the raid, which occurred Jan. 17 in the
southern province of Uruzgan, but claimed to have
killed five armed militants who were fleeing.
A military spokesman, Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty, said
Friday that the American command had received only a
six-line report from the government and was
withholding comment until a fuller report was
The team member interviewed on Thursday, Colonel
Saif-ur-Rahman, an Afghan police commander, wrote a
five-page government report on the incident, which he
showed to The New York Times. The colonel said the
five-member Interior Ministry delegation saw six fresh
graves - for three men, two women and a child. Four
more children, including a baby, are missing and
presumed drowned in the river they were trying to
cross when hit during the airstrike, he said.
Residents of Sawghataq, the village where the attack
occurred, told the delegation that two more people had
been killed, he said.
But the deaths could not be confirmed because the
graves were some distance away, and the team spent
only a few hours in the village because of the Taliban
The local district chief, Abdul Rahman, reached by
satellite telephone on Thursday, gave a slightly
He said that 11 people had been killed, three couples
and their children. One couple and a child had been
buried in a different village, he said.
Colonel Hilferty has acknowledged that an AC-130
gunship fired on a group that night. Military
spokesmen have said that video pictures of the
incident taken from the air show a group of five men
on the ground.
Imagine one of those people is your sister who is killed by an american AC-130 gunship? Or your child?
This kind of 'incidents', by Americans and Israeli's in the Middle East is why the people in those erea's hate them, their fight against those killers is often called 'terrorism' by the same murderers and it's about time the world recognises this and stop this maddness.
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