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Civilian Casualties Claimed in Afghanistan Bombing

Posted on Mar 5, 2007

An American air raid on Monday is said to have killed nine civilians in Afghanistan, a day after gunfire in the country’s Nangarhar region caused more than 10 civilian deaths. 


News of the air strike in Kapisa came first from the province’s deputy governor, Sayed Daud Hashimi.

He said the nine dead civilians included five women and three children and that the raid was carried out by NATO forces. NATO [has] denied any involvement.

But later a U.S. military statement said U.S.-led forces had “dropped two 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bombs” during an air strike in Kapisa after a NATO base had come under attack.

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By George, March 6, 2007 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment
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‘blah, blah, blah, boo, hoo, hoo, lest we forget, 2800+ and counting innocent fellow citizens died on 9/11!!! we are at war, guys!! in war, people die!! its sad, but true!!’

The innocent Afghan civilians, slaughtered in this massacre were not at war with anyone.

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By Jeff Badura, March 5, 2007 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment
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blah, blah, blah, boo, hoo, hoo, lest we forget, 2800+ and counting innocent fellow citizens died on 9/11!!! we are at war, guys!! in war, people die!! its sad, but true!!

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By vet240, March 5, 2007 at 4:21 pm Link to this comment
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Once again our leaders have put our military in a no-win situation.

Put yourself in a soldiers place. You’re in a convoy moving down any road in Afghanistan or Iraq. An I.E.D. explodes next to you, accompanied by small arms fire (maybe from the American vehicle behind you), but you don’t know where it’s coming from. As you speed from the area you open up on anything moving in your field of vision. You kill a lot of people who may or may not be combatants.

In the process you kill an unknown number of innocent civilians. Each of those deaths generates at least five indigents who now hate us.

This is not the way to use our and spend our youth.


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By Quy Tran, March 5, 2007 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment
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The cost of democracy is very high when paying with innocent people !

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By mite, March 5, 2007 at 11:43 am Link to this comment
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Civilian casualties still increase from 9/11 while others appointed by Admisistration-who distribute assistance to victims of 9/11 receive $300,000.00 salary. Hundreds of fire-police and other emergency personnel are dying from toxic dust from WTC buildings that imploded.

New Jersy company sues NEW York City for failure to pay for more then 30,000 Body Bags.

More then 84 country’s of the World suffer from the lies of 9/11. What about these human beings that died and suffer from collaterial damage.

More then 3,000 killed in fake war in middle-east, only those killed in action counted. What about the soldiers-civilians that die after leaving battle or In-country?

It is just amazing how we forget the involvement of these individuals in Bush administration and 9/11 commission were involved in Viet-Nam, Iran-Contra, and the Clinton, Bush 1, and Regan terms.

Governments and media deliberate effort to mislead ‘We-The-People in the biggest fraud in world history. 9/11 planned 15 years before!

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