In memory of


Zia’s 2 neighbors

died on October 19, 2001

in a neighborhood near Kabul’s airport. Zia, a Tajik woman from Charikari in the Shomali Plains had moved to Kabul seeking greater safety. She recalled how after October 7th “…the bombs came at 9 o’clock every night. On about October 19, 2001, a bomb fell and spread shrapnel through our neighborhood. Two of our neighbors were killed because of the shrapnel.” Zia’s father went through the neighborhood, picking up pieces of the dead. He told Human Rights Watch, “they were parts of bodies, not even whole bodies. It was our duty to bury even these pieces, even when there was not a whole body there.”

A U.S “precision” bombing strike