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2008-11-06 11:17:37

A new report of Afghanistan civilian deaths in a U.S. airstrike fanned more furor Thursday, officials said. The report prompted Afghan President Hamid Karzai to call on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to halt the attacks, CNN reported. Afghan and NATO-led forces were investigating reports of civilian casualties in the northwestern part of the country, the U.S. military said Thursday. News reports said seven civilians and 13 Taliban were killed in an airstrike. The U.S. military said...

2008-11-06 00:00:06

At least 40 Afghan civilians were killed and 28 more injured in a U.S.-led airstrike that hit a wedding gathering in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Xinhua reported Wednesday that U.S.-led coalition forces called in gunship helicopters Monday afternoon to retaliate against militants who had attacked them at Wech Baghtu village in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar. Officials said the attack hit a wedding party in an area where the Taliban insurgents' firing came from earlier in...

2008-11-05 15:00:12

Civilians including women and children were killed in a U.S. air strike aimed at Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Kandihar province, Afghan officials said. A spokesman for the governor of Kandihar said "a huge number" of people were killed and injured Monday at a wedding party mistakenly targeted by U.S. forces after a firefight with Taliban militants in the same village, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Ahmad Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai and...

2008-10-17 09:00:08

Afghan officials in the Lashkar Gah area claim a NATO airstrike killed 25-30 civilians but NATO officials say they can't confirm civilian casualties. NATO officials said they are investigating reports but were "unable to confirm any civilian casualties" in the area where Taliban fighters have been fighting NATO troops, The New York Times reported Friday. Residents claiming they saw Thursday's airstrike said at least 18 bodies, all women and children, were removed from the rubble then...

2008-09-09 12:00:11

THE bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets appear in videos released yesterday, lending weight to Afghan and UN claims that a US-led raid last month killed more civilians than the US reported. The sounds of wailing women mixed with the voices of men shouting inside a white-walled mosque in the western village of Azizabad, where an Afghan government commission and UN report said some 90 civilians - including 60 children and 15 women - were killed. The...

2008-09-09 09:05:00

By Fisnik Abrash Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- The bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds appear in videos obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, lending weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid last month killed more civilians than the U.S. reported. The sounds of wailing women mixed with the voices of men shouting inside a white-walled mosque in the western village of Azizabad, where an Afghan government...

2008-09-02 09:15:00

Afghans protest against continuous civilian death by Int'l troops KABUL, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of citizens in Afghan capital Kabul rushed into streets and burnt tires on the Kabul- Jalalabad highway on Monday protesting against the death of a Kabuli family caused by the raid of U.S.-led Coalition forces. The protesters said that three members of a family, two children and the father, were killed while the Coalition forces in a surprise raid early Monday morning threw grenades on...

2008-08-31 09:00:16

KABUL | The U.S.-led coalition, Afghan government and the United Nations will launch a joint inquiry into a deadly raid in a village in the country's west, a top NATO official said Saturday. The incident this month has caused an outrage in Afghanistan. - The Associated Press deaths Afghan and U.N. officials say some 90 civilians, most of them children, were killed in the village of Azizabad in the western Herat province on Aug. 22. The U.S.-led coalition maintains that 25 militants and...

2008-08-29 09:00:25

By FISNIK ABRASHI By Fisnik Abrashi and Jason Straziuso The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan officials said Thursday that a deadly U.S.-led special forces raid on a remote western village last week was based on misleading information provided by a rival clan. It was the latest twist in a tangled debate over what happened. U.N. officials say the raid killed up to 90 civilians, most of them children. A NATO official said U.S. and Afghan troops were fired on first, touching...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'