In memory of
Ali Mohammad, 12, a student
killed at about 4 P.M. on November 9, 2001
in neighborhood of the large Sultan Razia girl’s high school on the outskirts of Mazar, Balkh Province. After intense U.S. bombing by B-52s, the Northern Alliance forces of warlords Dostum and Atta advanced towards Mazar. The Taliban fled Mazar, but a couple hundred Pakistani jihadis sought refuge in the large school (which had earlier served as a Taliban barracks). A U.S. Navy F/A-18 dropped two 1,000 pound bombs on the school. The fragments of the bomb killed Ali Mohammad, 12, son of Wali Mohammad, 60, a hospital worker, who had been out fetching food for the family (from interview with father, Wali Mohammad, taken on June 1, 2002 by team of Marla Ruzicka). During the next 24 hours, the school was the site of a major massacre by Northern Alliance forces who slaughtered the surrendered Pakistan jihadis (photos can be seen taken November 13, 2001 by RAWA at http://www.rawa.org/s-mazar.htm ).
Killed by a 1,000 lb bomb dropped by a U.S. Navy F/A-18