October 13, 1996 |
Civilian casualties filled hospitals here following heavy fighting Saturday between Taliban rebels and soldiers loyal to the deposed Afghan government. In one hospital, a 10-month-old baby screamed, his right leg amputated by a shell. An 11-year-old boy, one arm missing, lay stunned under heavy sedation. The wounded arrived in waves of up to 30, many of them civilians.
May 6, 1992 |
Hundreds of shellshocked civilians began fleeing the Afghan capital in panic Tuesday as the second consecutive day of heavy shelling by dissident Muslim guerrillas killed nearly two dozen men, women and children, closed the international airport and further paralyzed the struggling new government.
October 25, 1996 |
The Taliban Islamic militia took the war against its enemies to the skies Thursday, scrambling MIGs to attack positions north of Kabul. In one village, 20 civilians--mostly women and children--were reported killed by a Taliban bomb.
October 30, 2001 |
Seeking to rebut the growing perception in the Islamic world that U.S. bombs are targeting Afghan civilians, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday offered his most aggressive defense yet of what he called the painstaking care the Pentagon is putting into avoiding nonmilitary casualties. "No nation in human history has done more to avoid civilian casualties than the United States has in this conflict," Rumsfeld said.
March 3, 2009 |
Civilians will bear the brunt of an escalation in the Afghan war this year as thousands more U.S. troops deploy unless more is done by NATO forces and Taliban militants to protect them, a top Red Cross official said. Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are "significantly higher" today than a year ago, and an intensification of the conflict this year could mean that consequences for many more Afghans will be "dire in the extreme," said Pierre Krahenbuhl, the director of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
November 2, 2001
CONGRESS A sharply divided House approved an air-travel security bill supported by President Bush that puts the Republican-controlled chamber in conflict with the Senate over whether airport screeners of passengers and baggage should become federal employees. SECURITY In a possible breach of security that has angered federal officials, Gov.