In memory of


A male villager

on March 5, 2008  

in the village of Hyderabad in Helmand Province. A U.S. occupation soldier, Master Sgt. Joseph D. Newell, of the Fort-Bragg-based 3rd Special Forces Group, stands accused of killing and mutilating the body of a civilian in Hyderabad. He cut off the victim’s ear. Newell’s Special Forces unit had been hit by an IED; on the following day, Newell shot the Afghan civilian and then cut off his ear.  

This killing went completely unreported at the time and illustrates the extreme difficulty of counting Afghan civilian deaths resulting from US/NATO actions. 

Murdered a member of U.S. 3rd Special Forces Group