More Civilians Killed by U.S. Bombers in Afghanistan

4 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>More Civilians Killed by U.S. Bombers in Afghanistan</h1><p>May 4 (EIRNS): Less than 72 hours after Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who met with the Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at Ankara on May 1 to reduce insurgency in Afghanistan, had spoken out against reckless killing of Afghan civilians by the U.S. and NATO-led forces, Reuters reports the deaths of at least 13 more civilians in the Maroof district of Kandahar by a bombing raid led by the U.S. bombers. Janan Gulzai, a provincial assembly member said on May 4 that these 13 casualties were in addition to another 57 civilians killed by the foreign troops this week.</p><p>The civilians were traveling in three cars along the same stretch of road as coalition troops near the town of Spin Boldak when the troops came under Taliban fire, said Ghulam Farooq, a resident of the area. The 13 civilians were killed when coalition warplanes were summoned to bomb the area while the Taliban escaped, he said.</p><p>The killing of Afghan civilians -- in the villages and the roads -- because of reckless and vengeful bombing by the U.S. and NATO-led bombers has turned a vast majority of the Afghan population against the foreign troops. These people are now directly, and indirectly, backing the insurgents, who are commonly labeled as the "Taliban" outside of Afghanistan.</p></div></body>