Sunday, May 10, 2009

Afghans Protest Massacre by US Military Forces

Afghans Protest Massacre by US

Kabul, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Afghan demonstrators
protested Thursday against a US massacre that killed over 100
civilians in Farah province.

Those violent demonstrations in Farah city, where the massacres took place, demanded to stop the murder of civilians and withdrawal of the US occupying troops and NATO, according to provincial Governor Rohul Amin.

According to official sources, in Monday and Tuesday raids against houses in Geraani and Ganj Abad towns, in Bala Boluk district, 120 inhabitants died and dozens of homes were destroyed.

The International Red Cross (IRC) told press in Kabul that its envoys found dozens of bodies in graves and among the rubble of houses destroyed during the US air attacks.

IRC spokesman Jessica Barry said "there were corpses and graves, and people burying others when we arrived," and confirmed that many women and children were among the dead.

Barry said the women and children murdered were trying to find
shelter in those houses, when they were targeted by missiles and

One was a first aid volunteer of the Afghan Red Crescent who died together with 13 members of his family.

This is the biggest genocide of Afghan civilians in a single event since October 2001, when the United States and its allies invaded the Central Asian Islamic nation.

A total of 2,118 civilians died in 2008 due to US and NATO raids, according to UN statistics.

As usual, President Hamid Karzai considered unjustifiable and
unacceptable the murder of those civilians and designated an
investigating commission.

US President Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marely uttered comments of regret about the slaughter perpetrated by their troops in Afghanistan, and said they were truly sorry for the death.

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