NATO kills 45 Afghan civilians

This video from the USA is called Jeremy Scahill: [Afghan] Minerals, WikiLeaks, and Blackwater for Sale.

From Reuters:

NATO rocket kills 45 Afghan civilians – govt spokesman

26 Jul 2010 13:12:55 GMT

KABUL, July 26 – At least 45 civilians, many women and children, were killed in a rocket attack by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan‘s southern Helmand province last week, a spokesman for the Afghan government said on Monday.

The incident happened in Helmand’s Sangin district on Friday when civilians crammed into a mud-built house to flee fighting between NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops and Taliban insurgents, Siyamak Herawi told Reuters.

See also here. And here.

UPDATE: Mr Karzai said an Afghan inquiry had found international forces fired a rocket in Sangin on Friday that killed 52 innocent people: here.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has confirmed that Nato soldiers slaughtered 52 civilians including women and children in Helmand last week: here.

US forces hit target ‘with no civilian deaths’ – but Afghans tell different tale: here.

Secret Military Files Reveal Shocking Details About Failed War in Afghanistan: here.

Daniel Ellsberg says WikiLeaks Afghan docs on same scale as Pentagon Papers: here.

WikiLeaks is tremendously overloaded. Please use

Nearly 92,000 military documents posted on the Internet by the WikiLeaks web site paint a devastating picture of US-NATO imperialist atrocities in Afghanistan: here.

Afghanistan leaks paint grim picture: here.

‘Dutch soldiers killed 11 Afghan civilians’: here.

USA: Hundreds of Afghanistan contractor deaths go unreported. Congressional report estimates Afghanistan death rate more than four times greater than for U.S. troops: here.

Accident-Prone Wonder Weapons: Afghanistan War Logs Reveal Shortcomings of US Drones: here.

3 thoughts on “NATO kills 45 Afghan civilians

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