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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:19 AM
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Villagers fleeing Afghan fighting
Villagers fleeing Afghan fighting
Last Updated Fri, 26 May 2006 23:05:54 EDT
CBC News

A refugee agency official in Afghanistan says several thousand Afghan villagers have been forced to flee their homes near a battle zone in the south of the country where U.S.-led troops and Taliban militants have been fighting.

The International Organization for Migration says the exodus represents one of the largest movements of people from a conflict area in Afghanistan since 2001.

Dozens of Taliban insurgents and at least 17 civilians have been killed during several days of fighting between militants and U.S.-led soldiers in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar.

About 3,000 villagers in neighbouring Zare Dasht district have fled to Kandahar city in case the fighting spills over.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 09:03 AM
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1. Reading about the horror that took place in Haditha, Iraq, the murders
of innocent Iraqi men, women and children, I was reminded of our own shame, the torture and murder of a Somali boy and I wonder when, not if but when, we will have our own shameful "incident" to deal with in Afghanistan.

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