NATO rockets miss target, kill Afghan civilians
MARJAH, Afghanistan – Twelve Afghans died Sunday when two rockets fired at insurgents missed their target and struck a house during the second day of NATO’s most ambitious effort yet to break the militants’ grip on the country’s dangerous south.
Thousands of NATO and Afghan troops encountered pockets of resistance, fighting off sniper attacks, as they moved deeper into Marjah, a town of 80,000 people that is the linchpin of the militants’ logistical and opium-smuggling network in Helmand province.
Marines and Afghan troops used metal detectors and sniffer dogs, searching compound to compound for explosives rigged to explode. Blasts from controlled detonations could be heard about every 10 minutes north of Marjah.
Sewaktu kita sedang tidur nenyak di atas tilam empok dalam bilik berhawa dingin, saudara kita di Afghanistan sedang di hujani peluru NATO. Mudahan Allah menolong mereka berhadapan dengan tentera penjajah.
Amin Ya Rab
Pandangan anda dihargai