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11 April 2003:
551 days have passed since America launched its latest Crusade against Islam and its people.
A number of Muslim prisoners were captured in this Crusade and taken to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba where their beards were forcibly shaved and they are being held in cages subject to Malaria, heatstroke and other tropical diseases.
US Bombing Raid Kills 11 Civilians
The US continued to show its worldwide disregard for all human life, apart from its own, when US warplanes bombed a civilian home, killing eleven and wounding one.
The attack took place just before dawn on Wednesday on the outskirts of Shkin in the Paktika province of eastern Afghanistan.
Seven women and four men were killed when a 450 Kilogram bomb was dropped on the house while the planes were allegedly pursuing enemy forces.
US military spokesman, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Lefforge, said the US military regretted the loss, but then defended the action by saying that the air attack had been initiated based on intelligence tip-offs of enemy fighters being sighted in the area.
He added that these fighters had earlier attacked a checkpoint, wounding four afghan militiamen.
Locals denied any such fighters being in the vicinity and none were found after a search operation conducted very soon after the bombing.
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International on Wednesday called for an investigation into the deaths of the eleven civilians saying, "US forces must take sufficient precautions to protect civilians in selecting military objectives and means of attack."
"Civilian casualties cannot be allowed - neither in Afghanistan nor in Iraq - to become an acceptable feature of war," the London-based rights watchdog said.