Posts Tagged ‘airstrike’

By: Abigail Hauslohner and Bin Jawad

March 29, 2011

On a normal day, residents of Bin Jawad say, there is nothing remarkable about their sunny seaside town. Spread over desert hills sloping toward an azure Mediterranean Sea, Bin Jawad has a mostly apolitical Bedouin population. “It’s a quiet town,” says Salah, an engineer who lives in the town, which is barely a mile long from east to west. “Most of the people work in the oil companies nearby.”

But for the second time in less than a month, it’s also the town where the ambitions of Libya’s rebels run smack against the merciless reality of war. (more…)

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By: Jon Donnison

March 24, 2011

In a smoke-filled and cardamom coffee-infused cafe in Gaza City all the talk is of this week’s violence.

“Why is Palestinian blood cheaper than Israeli blood?” asks Wael Abu Awema, a 40-year-old father of five.

There have been Israeli attacks on Gaza every day this week. At least 10 Palestinians have been killed, including at least four civilians, two of them children. More than 30 Palestinians have been injured. (more…)

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March 24, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 24 (UPI) — NATO said Thursday it will investigate a police claim a NATO helicopter gunship targeting terrorists killed a child in the eastern Afghan Khost province.

Coalition forces opened fire from the attack helicopter on a car carrying a group of suspected Haqqani network terrorists Wednesday but accidentally hit another vehicle, killing the child, Khost Police Chief Abdul Hakim Esahaqaai told reporters. (more…)

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AFP, 3/15/2011

KABUL — A NATO air strike killed two children, an Afghan official said Tuesday, threatening to fuel a row over civilian deaths as a top US commander said foreign troops were halting the Taliban’s progress. (more…)

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Press TV
October 18, 2010

A fresh US-led airstrike has killed at least 18 people and wounded several others in the troubled northeastern regions of Afghanistan.


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2 September 2010
Source: BBC News

Ten election campaign workers have been killed in an air strike by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, officials say. The governor of the northern province of Takhar, Abduljabar Taqwa, told the BBC that two people were also wounded in the attack in the Rostaq district. President Hamid Karzai condemned the incident, saying that “pro-democracy people should be distinguished from those who fight against democracy”. (more…)

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07 Jul 2010 08:33:16 GMT
Source: Reuters

KABUL, July 7 (Reuters) – Five Afghan government soldiers were accidently killed and two others wounded in a pre-dawn NATO airstrike on Wednesday, prompting condemnation from the country’s government. (more…)

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