Afghan air raid survivors demand NATO out

This video from the USA says about itself:

Chicago Afghan Wedding Party Protest

Wedding parties and other celebratory gatherings in Afghanistan are often bombed by US air-strikes and drones. This is intolerable and unacceptable – and must be halted, not escalated. The richest country on earth is destroying one of the poorest! Join us in protesting the surge of troops in Afghanistan and calling for an end to these wars of aggression.

From daily The Morning Star in England:

Afghan villagers demand troops out after 17 killed in US air strike

Wednesday 06 June 2012

Afghan villagers protested against US-led occupation forces in Pul-i-Alam, Logar province, on Wednesday after a Nato predawn air strike killed at least 17 people.

Afghan authorities say the bombing raid hit a house in the district of Baraki Barak. Western journalists at the scene reported seeing the bodies of five women, seven children and six men.

Locals drove the bodies to Pul-i-Alam and staged a rally demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces.

Nato released a statement confirming a pre-dawn operation aimed at the capture of a Taliban leader in Logar. It said it has received no reports of civilian casualties but that Nato forces had “requested a precision air strike.”

The Western military alliance issued a separate statement which said that two Nato soldiers died yesterday in a helicopter crash in the east.

It did not reveal the exact location of the incident or the nationality of the victims.

See also, with video, here. See also here. And here.

According to Austrian daily Der Standard, the air strike killed 18, not 17, people.

So says German (Rightist) daily Bild, writing that the air strike probably hit a wedding party. Again and again. It is lethal to have a wedding party in Afghanistan.

5 thoughts on “Afghan air raid survivors demand NATO out

  1. Troop suicides soar to almost 1 a day

    UNITED STATES: Suicides are surging among US troops, averaging nearly one a day this year ā€” the fastest pace in a decade of war.

    The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outnumber the US forces killed in Afghanistan ā€” about 50 per cent more.

    The military is also struggling with increased sexual assaults, alcohol abuse and domestic violence.


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