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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Courtesy of Centcom


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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces medically treated and evacuated an Afghan woman after the Taliban shot her for not supplying help in Shaheed Hasas District, Oruzgan Province Nov. 13.

“The Taliban came to her tribal camp asking for food and supplies,” said the detachment commander. “The tribal elders explained they did not have any extra food to give the Taliban, and that they were in short supply themselves…the Taliban retaliated by shooting at the civilian residents’ homes.”

An innocent Afghan woman received a severe gunshot wound to the hand. Her husband, knowing that ANSF and Coalition forces are willing to help Afghan citizens, brought her to a Coalition base for treatment.  Upon examination by a trained medical staff, it was determined that the wound required extensive treatment at a more sophisticated facility.  Friendly forces treated the woman’s wound and medically evacuated her, along with her escort, for further treatment. 

“The Taliban continue to display their brutality,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a CJTF-82 spokesman. “Fortunately, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Afghan National Security Forces, and Coalition forces continue to improve their ability to provide emergency services to the people of Afghanistan.”

Contact Information – CJTF-82 Public Affairs Office Tel – 0093-799-063-013
DSN: 318-431-7852

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