In memory of 

 

At least 13 civilians

during the night of May 1, 2007 

on a highway in the Maroof district of Kandahar Povince near Spin Boldak. The Taliban resistance attacked a US/NATO occupation force convoy in the middle of the night. As usual, occupation forces called-in close air support. The subsequent “precision” bombing destroyed three vehicles carrying civilians. The Taliban fighters escaped into the night. A provincial assembly member, Janan Gulzai, visited the bomb site, gathered the details cited above from a resident, and spoke with the more independent-minded reporter Saeed Achakzai of Reuters (the other mainstream media were not interested in reporting about civilians killed by US/NATO forces). 

Killed by US/NATO close air support