Sunday, August 12, 2007

On the ground in Afghanistan (Part 12)

Mike Skinner's account of his experiences in Afghanistan (intro here).

June 28 (excerpt):

... The ISAF convoys bully their way through the streets intimidating drivers to make way on the road. We have heard reports of the large ISAF armoured personnel carriers purposely hitting other vehicles and in some cases driving over top of cars and crushing them in order to get through traffic. Apparently the ISAF drivers are instructed not to stop and cannot stop even if they have caused injuries. One man told us about his friend who was struck by an ISAF vehicle as he rode his bicycle; he was left on the road to die... (full entry here)

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