sınır değer hesapla

download software

Scrolling news:

Gaza: 118 Palestinians killed, 163 injured by Israeli bombings in last 24 hours

Gaza: 103 Palestinians killed, 142 injured by Israeli bombardment last 24 hours

Gaza: 107 Palestinians killed, 145 injured by Israeli bombings last 24 hours

Gaza: 127 Palestinians killed, 205 injured by Israeli bombing last 24 hours

Gaza: 83 Palestinians were killed, 125 injured by Israeli bombings in last 24 hours

Gaza: 112 Palestinians killed, 157 injured by Israeli bombing 15-16 Feb

Gaza: 87 Palestinians killed, 104 injured by Israeli bombardment 14-15 Feb

Gaza: 103 Palestinians killed, 145 injured by Israeli bombing 13-14 Feb

Gaza: 393 Palestinians killed, 525 injured by Israeli bombardment between 9-12 Feb

Gaza: 112 Palestinians killed, 173 injured by Israeli bombardments last 24 hours

Gaza: 123 Palestinians killed by Israeli bombardments between Tues-Wed

Pakistan: 3 bombings in Balochistan kill 29 on eve of polls

Gaza: 107 Palestinians killed, 143 injured by Israeli bombing Feb 5-6

Gaza: Israeli forces have killed 113 Palestinians, injured 205 in last 24 hours

Gaza: 127 Palestinians killed, 170 injured by Israeli bombings since Sat

Gaza: 112 Palestinians killed, 165 injured by Israeli bombing in past 24 hours

Gaza: 118 Palestinians killed, 190 injured by Israeli bombing 31 Jan-1Feb

Gaza: 150 Palestinians killed by Israeli bombings last 24 hours

Gaza: 150 Palestinians were killed, 313 wounded by Israeli attacks in past 24 hours

West Bank: Israeli sp forces dressed in doctors & nurses’ uniforms raid hospital in Jenin, kill 3 Palestinians

Afghanistan: With thousands dead, Afghans demand investigations on US invasion

8th Oct 2022
Afghanistan: With thousands dead, Afghans demand investigations on US invasion

By Bilal Guler and Sayed Khodaiberdi Sadat


KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): The families of thousands of Afghans killed in the US’ 20-year military intervention in the country are now seeking justice for their deceased loved ones.

The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by US-led coalition forces, launched on the grounds that the ruling Taliban administration harbored the late leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, ended in the withdrawal of foreign troops on the night of Aug. 30, 2021.

More than 47,000 civilians lost their lives in the ensuing operations during those two decades under the guise of the US’ “war on terror,” while the number of Afghans who died while working for the US has reached 3,846.

Over 2,400 US soldiers were also killed.

Though Washington was able to end its longest war by withdrawing its troops, the suffering of Afghan families who lost their children, fathers, mothers, and relatives, lingers.

Grieving father demands investigation

Having lost his three sons in night operations carried out in 2018 by US soldiers in the eastern village of Vutapur in Kunar province, grieving father Mohammad Ekrem Khan told Anadolu Agency that his pain is still fresh.

“I couldn’t even attend the funeral of my young children because the roads were not safe, and that hurts me even more,” said Khan, who was in the capital Kabul during the US troops’ so-called operation that killed his sons Abidullah, 12, Abdul Kahhar, 20, and Abu Zer, 26, in front of their mother.

His pain still vivid, Khan demands an investigation into their deaths and punishment for the perpetrators, asserting that his sons had no connection with terrorists.

Recounting their final night together, mother Zeynep Khan said: “After my children had dinner, they went to their rooms to sleep. A few minutes later, US helicopters landed in the village. I couldn’t understand what happened.”

“Shortly after, US soldiers climbed the wall and raided our house, breaking in the door.”

She went on to say that the troops “shot dead three of my sons in front of my eyes, and tortured and took another of my sons with them.”

Mother Khan said she is still unable to forget that moment, even after so many years, adding that life had become meaningless after her sons’ death.

‘All joy of living taken away from me’

Zabanya Khan, the wife of the oldest son Abu Zer, said US troops killed her husband in front of her, too, adding she has been struggling with mental health problems since then.

“With the murder of my husband, all joy of living was taken away from me. I can’t be happy anymore. I try to make a living working on farms. What I think about the most is the future of my children,” she said.

‘Now, I want justice’

Yusuf Khan, whose three brothers were killed by US soldiers, said he was also severely beaten.

“After the US soldiers killed my three brothers, they tortured me and took me to Bagram Airfield. I was held there for 18 days and tortured in the prison on this base.”

He went on: “I couldn’t even attend my brothers’ funeral. On the 19th day, they released me without saying anything. Now, I want justice.”

Yusuf also demanded that atrocities committed by the US in Afghanistan be brought to light, arguing that thousands of similar incidents had taken place across Afghanistan.

US must pay compensation

One of the Khan’s fellow villagers, Zubeyde Safi, who lost her 40-year-old husband in a 2015 US drone strike, tearfully expressed her grief.

“Right after the attack, a neighbor said that the field where my husband worked had been bombed. I ran to the field and came across my husband’s body, laying in pieces. That moment haunts me,” she said.

Safi is currently struggling to make ends meet with her two daughters, aged 15 and 17. She said her husband was innocent and she wanted the perpetrators punished after an investigation.

The US must pay compensation for the murders committed during Afghanistan’s invasion, she said.

In just a few years after it was overthrown in 2001, the Taliban began regrouping, particularly in southern areas with high Pashtun populations.

They started to gain territory, especially in rural areas, by launching attacks against NATO forces and the Afghan army.

NATO forces fought on the ground against the Taliban until 2014, when they handed the fight against the Taliban over to Afghanistan’s fledgling army.

However, it suffered serious losses in its clashes against the Taliban.

Civilian casualties, particularly in air strikes and night raids by NATO forces, caused outrage among local residents.

The Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan last year as officials of the US-backed Kabul administration fled the country and foreign forces withdrew.

[Map of Afghanistan by CIA Factbook/Public Domain]

Leave a Comment

What is 12 + 8 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets

sınır değer hesapla

download software