NATO's War Against Taliban Kills Afghan's Future

8 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>NATO's War Against Taliban Kills Afghan's Future</h1><p>June 8 (LPAC)--What NATO does in the form of waging war against the Islamic orthodox militia, the Taliban, in the remote areas of Afghanistan is left unknown to most, except to the victims. In the distant western Afghan province of Herat, where the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF)--the bowl in which all foreign troops in Afghanistan are mixed--operates, the Italian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) had built a school that was operating until it was attacked by NATO aircraft.</p><p>"NATO claimed they bombed the Taliban during the raid, but you can see bullet marks all over the school fired from NATO aircraft," Haji Nasru, a local tribal leader, told the AKI news agency. He pointed out that in another village, Farmakan, in the Zair-i-Koh area of the same Shindand district, PRT recently (April 23) constructed another school with $200,000 financing from the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC).</p><p>But, in the last week of April, when NATO bombed the Zair-i-Koh area of Shindand district and claimed that they killed 136 Taliban fighters, various sources, including the Afghan government, confirmed that most of the casualties in the assault were civilians. "Whenever the Italian PRT comes to our area all the children, women and men welcome them because they bring in development projects," Nasru told AKI. "But when NATO troops come, everybody is terrified because they bring destruction and war," he said.</p></div></body>