In memory of and sympathy for

 

Ghous-u-Din, 53, a civilian

Noor Ahmed, 24, a civilian

Es-Haq, 31, a civilian

(7 Afghan policemen killed and another 5 wounded)

on Sunday, July 20, 2008 

in the Anar Dara district of Farah Province. Foreign occupation forces and Afghan National Police mistook each other for Taliban. Occupation  forces who entered the area around midnight, waged a four-hour firefight and called in close air support (CAS) air strikes after reportedly receiving small arms fire from a group of local policemen. The CAS strike killed nine persons including 2 civilians and injured 5 others. Provincial Deputy Governor Younus Rasuli said the US-led convoy of troops never informed local police or officials of their plans to be in the area, and the policemen mistook them for Taliban fighters. The US military issued a perfunctory statement justifying the action against what it described as a “non-uniformed hostile force.” Coalition forces, the statement said, had “engaged the enemy with precision close air support.” Amen. 

A CAS bombing attack