Afghan civilian hurt by Australian troops

This video says about itself:

Jordan TV’s report on weekend demonstrations and rallies in Washington D.C., Sydney Australia, Istanbul Turkey, Madrid Spain and Athens Greece.

The demonstrations came on the eve of the 4th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.
(Jordan TV March 19 2007)

From the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia:

A 16-year-old Afghan youth is being treated in a military hospital for an injury to his upper leg which he says was caused by Australian military operations. …

The incident follows an investigation earlier this year into the deaths of a baby and a teenage girl in a battle between Australian soldiers and Taliban insurgents in the Oruzgan province.

German army takes command of strike force in northern Afghanistan: here.

US warplanes killed at least 27 women and children who were escorting a bride to a wedding party in Afghanistan last Sunday: here.

Afghan history: here.

3 thoughts on “Afghan civilian hurt by Australian troops

  1. Afghan official says U.S.-led air raid kills 22

    Fri Jul 4, 2008 6:44pm BST

    ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Twenty-two civilians, including women and children, were killed in an air strike by U.S.-led forces on Friday in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nuristan, an official said.

    The attack happened on a road in Want district while the noncombatants were travelling in two vehicles, the district chief, Zia-Ul Rahman, told reporters.

    “The civilians were evacuating the district as they were told by the U.S.-led troops to do so because they wanted to launch an operation against the Taliban,” he said.

    “The civilians were in two vehicles when killed by the air raid,” he added.

    The U.S. military confirmed the mission, but said there was no report of civilian injuries. It said the strike was in response to an attack by militants against NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops.

    “An ISAF RC-East combat outpost in Nuristan province received indirect fire from militants today. Coalition helicopter support was used to locate the militants,” it said in a statement.

    “The militants were moving in two vehicles when Coalition attack helicopters were used to destroy (them) killing the combatants. No reports of noncombatant injuries” were received, it added.

    The incident comes amid an upsurge of violence in Afghanistan in the past two years, the bloodiest period since the overthrow of Taliban’s government in 2001.

    The issue of civilians killed by foreign troops is a sensitive one in Afghanistan as it undermines public support for the presence of around 71,000 international troops in the country and the government of President Hamid Karzai.

    In the first six months of this year, 698 civilians were killed, 255 of them by Afghan government and foreign forces. In the same period last year, a total of 430 civilians were killed, the United Nations said last week.

    (Reporting by Rohullah Anwari; Writing by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Jerry Norton)


  2. Afghan government officials say July 6 air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in the eastern province of Nangarhar struck a wedding party, killing 27 civilians including the bride. The coalition says only militants died.

    The ICRC said several of the injured were treated at its hospital in the provincial capital of Jalalabad.

    The U.S.-led force also rejects claims by locals that 15 civilians, including two doctors and two midwives, were killed in similar air strikes in Nuristan province on July 4. The government is investigating.


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