From British daily The Guardian today:
Nato air strike in Afghanistan kills scores
At least 90 dead, including 40 civilians, in strike on fuel tankers hijacked by Taliban, officials say
Afghan officials said the attack had killed 90 people, including 40 civilians. The provincial governor, Mohammad Omar, told Reuters the dead included villagers who had gathered to collect fuel from the tankers. …
The incident could reignite anger with foreign troops over civilian casualties. It comes two months after the new commander of US and Afghan forces in the country, General Stanley McChrystal, announced measures to reduce civilian casualties, which he said were undermining the war effort. …
AFP reported that seriously burned people were crowding a hospital in Kunduz.
Britain: “Politicians are in denial. They refuse to confront the deep futility of the war. Afghans say: ‘Truth is like the sun. When it rises it is impossible to hide it.’ It will be some time before truth dawns in our parliament,” says Labour MP Paul Flynn: here.
Cash for Karzai, new Mark Fiore animation: here.
Afghan women bear brunt of hypocritical ‘war on terror’. 1 09 2009. A piece for The Commune by members of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan: here.
BERLIN rushed to defend its military role in Afghanistan on Sunday after revelations that a German officer had called in a US air strike that killed up to 90 people: here.
Caught in the crossfire: the forgotten casualties of war in Afghanistan: here.
Afghanistan, Inc.: A CorpWatch Investigative Report: here.
Addicted in Afghanistan provides a glimpse into the heartbreaking lives of two of Afghanistan’s estimated one million drug addicts. Heartbreaking because the addicts in question are Zahir and Jaber, two 15-year-old boys who say they have been taking heroin for over seven years: here.