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A sad story…

Posted By: Erica

Today [May 18, 2008] I received the following, very sad story in an email from one of the co-workers at my Afghan NGO:

Today at noontime one of the women who works with our Helmand treatment center as a social worker popped in with a few questions. At the polite – to Afghans – question from someone about her family, she dissolved into tears. Three of them, sons, died from bombs dropped from planes – and for some reason (we didn’t ask, but suspect enmity) her husband was taken away by American troops, first to Bagram and then who-knows-where.

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