The Pentagon's Fantasy Numbers on Afghan Civilian Deaths

By Marc W. Herold

The Politics of Counting Dead Afghan Civilians

120 Afghans die in a week of carnage

On Sunday, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said dozens of civilians were killed in another week of carnage. He also confirmed that 20 policemen and scores of militants lost their lives in the past seven days.

US occupation forces kill 4, injure dozen Afghans

US military forces have opened fire on a vehicle killing four and wounding more than a dozen civilians in occupied Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost.

Four students die in Afghanistan crossfire: ministry

The statement coincided with a release from ISAF that said four people had died in Khost after their vehicle was fired on by international soldiers while it was accelerating towards their convoy.

NATO admits it killed 4 unarmed civilians in Afghanistan

Family members and local officials had insisted that the group, which included three teenage boys, was returning home from a sporting event.

French occupation force troops killed 4 Afghan civilians by mistake

French troops mistakenly killed four Afghan civilians and seriously wounded one during a clash with insurgents east of Kabul, the French military said Thursday after concluding an investigation into the bloodshed.,0,3857918.story

France admits killing Afghan kids

The French army has admitted killing four children with a missile strike in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

Nato 'kills Afghan MP relative' in raid

A prominent Afghan MP says Nato troops stormed her home and shot dead one of her relatives in an overnight raid.

US-led troops kill 3 Afghan civilians

A raid by US-led troops has killed two women and a child in southern Afghanistan amid rising public opposition to the presence of foreign forces there.

From Information Clearing House


Afghanistan: Occupation troops kill eight

The Nation [Pakistan]


NATO-led troops opened fire on a vehicle in southeastern Afghanistan, killing four unarmed men, the alliance said on Tuesday, the latest in series of incidents in recent weeks the United Nations has called disturbing. … Meanwhile, four children were killed in crossfire between foreign soldiers and insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, the education ministry said Tuesday...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


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