In memory of and sympathy for


8 civilians killed

17 others wounded

on Monday, February 23, 2009 

in Gul Agha Shilay in Sarwan Qala area of Sangin  district of Helmand Province. After a clash with the Afghan resistance, NATO-led (British?) troops and their Afghan satraps on reconnaissance came under fire. The foreign occupation force called-in close air support  strikes. A statement from the provincial governor’s office said several civilians were killed. Resistance sources reported that 5-7 civilians perished. NATO in Kabul admitted “civilian casualties” but added that all received “immediate medical treatment and were taken by helicopter to ISAF hospitals.”  In early March, the NATO command admitted that 8 civilians had died and 17 others were wounded. 


Killed in a NATO helicopter attack