In memory of and sympathy for
2-6 civilians (incl. at least 1 woman, a shopkeeper and his wife, etc
on June 1, 2009
In the Afghan province of Badghis, at Bala Murghab, Italian soldiers of the 183rd Regiment, Nembo Parachute Division, are fighting to break the pressure of the Taliban militia. At their side, are observers of the 185th Regiment target acquisition, the sappers of the 183rd Regiment paratrooper Corp of Engineers, and Afghan Troops, flanked by a handful of US military advisers. The Italians operate a forward operating base at Bala Murghab (http://newsblaze.com/story/20090608085916m666.nb/topstory.html ).
Dozens of families have fled the area of fighting in Bala Murghab. Residents staged a public protest over the killings. Winning hearts & minds?