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Why did you kill my son? Backlash against Afghan rescue operation grows

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/11/2009

Kim Sengupta and Nigel Morris

"The operation to free the journalist Stephen Farrell was enmeshed in controversy and recrimination last night as Gordon Brown appeared to distance himself from ordering the rescue bid which ended in British and Afghan deaths.

"Now the father of Sultan Munadi, the Afghan colleague of Mr Farrell who was killed in the raid, has demanded to know why ongoing negotiations, which he believes could have led to a peaceful outcome, were abandoned in favour of a military strike.

"Karban Mohammed told The Independent that his son had called him 90 minutes before he was shot to say he was confident that he and Mr Farrell would soon be freed by the Taliban fighters holding them."

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"Why did you kill my son? Backlash against Afghan rescue operation grows", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 19/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/why-did-you-kill-my-son-backlash-against-afghan-rescue-operation-grows