In memory of


Mirwais, a father

His 4-year-old son

during the night of June 22/23, 2008


in a village of the Khogyani district of Nangarhar Province. U.S-led forces allegedly were conducting an operation and spotted a “militant.” Close air support was called in and a helicopter’s rocket struck a home killing a father and his 4-yr-old son according to the district chief of Khogyani. Pajhwok Afghan (Persian) carried a photo of the victims (below). The following day 200 people demonstrated chanting “we want the trial of those responsible for the death of civilians.” They carried the bodies of the victims. Again, the wire service reports’ headlines are revealing with the Associated Press as usual obscuring the U.S. responsibility in the killings:



Killed in the middle of the night by a U.S. attack helicopter