[FoRK] Bunch of peasants blown up

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Aug 26 10:47:50 PDT 2008


There was a report in the San Jose Mercury news at first that the 
intelligence may have been planted by local foes after a disagreement, 
but that seems to have been pulled from everywhere.

http://warvictims.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/afghanistan-strike-killed-60-young-afghans/
"President Karzai sacked two senior Afghan army officers over the 
incident. The US says Afghan forces led the operation in the district of 
Shindand."

Was he or wasn't he?
http://steve-lewis.blogspot.com/2008/08/rights-group-78-afghans-killed-us-to.html
"It was launched after an intelligence report that a Taliban commander, 
Mullah Siddiq, was inside the compound presiding over a meeting of 
militants, Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said. 
Siddiq was one of those killed during the raid, Azimi said."

sdw

Rob Harley wrote:
> "Investigations by Unama found convincing evidence, based on the testimony
> of eyewitnesses, and others, that some 90 civilians were killed, including
> 60 children, 15 women and 15 men," the UN's Special Envoy to Afghanistan,
> Kai Eide, said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
>
> [...]
>
> The US has said it is carrying out its own investigation into the attack.
>
> An Afghan general said the air strike was launched following intelligence
> that a Taleban commander, Mullah Siddiq, was presiding over a meeting of
> militants.
>
> Afghan tribal elders said a bomb was dropped on a large group of mourners at
> a funeral wake.
> But now over to our weather room...
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