|FW: Dr's Without Border shot||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 05:02:26 -0800 (PST)|
Patty forwarded the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> The article can be read with images including a diagram of the MSF compund can be seen at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doctors-without-borders-report-kunduz-hospital-bombing_563b408ee4b0307f2cac20dc?ir=WorldPost§ion=world -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Thought some of Pax-Salon people would like to know more about what happened. patty > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Gary King <g5king [at] msn.com> > Subject: FW: Dr's Without Border shot > Date: November 5, 2015 at 10:09:33 AM CST > To: Gary King g5k <g5king [at] msn.com> > > > Not an accident. Murder. > > > Doctors Without Borders Staff Shot While Fleeing Kunduz Hospital, Report Finds > "MSF doctors and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety > in a different part of the compound." > > Alana Horowitz Satlin > <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alana-horowitz>Assignment Editor, The > Huffington Post > · > > Willa Frej <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/willa-frej>Reporter, The Huffington > Post > · > · > Posted: 11/05/2015 07:01 AM EST | Edited: 1 hour ago > ANDREW QUILTY VIA DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERSThe interior of the MSF hospital in > Kunduz a few days after the attack. > The medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders released its > internal report <http://kunduz.msf.org/pdf/20151030_kunduz_review_EN.pdf> on > Thursday about the October attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. > At least 30 people were killed in the airstrikes, led by U.S. forces, the > report said. "Patients burned in their beds," it added, and "medical staff > were decapitated and lost limbs." > > The organization found that "a patient in a wheelchair attempting to escape > from the > inpatient department ... was killed by shrapnel from a blast." > > The report also revealed that pilots shot at staff members fleeing the > hospital. > > "Many staff describe seeing people being shot, most likely from the plane, as > people tried to flee the main hospital building that was being hit with each > airstrike," the report said. "Some accounts mention shooting that appears to > follow the movement of people on the run. [Doctors Without Borders] doctors > and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety in a > different part of the compound." > > Although the review isn't finished, Doctors Without Borders President Dr. > Joanne Liu said that the organization released the report to "counter > speculation and to be transparent." > > FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GETTY IMAGESJoanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without > Borders, at a press conference in Geneva on Oct. 7, 2015. > The U.S. said > <http://nypost.com/2015/10/06/us-airstrike-on-afghanistan-hospital-was-a-mistake-top-commander/> > last month that the airstrike was a mistake, but Doctors Without Borders, > also called Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF, has called it a war crime > <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doctors-without-borders-deliberate-hospital-bombing_5613dca5e4b0368a1a6108dd> > and demanded a humanitarian investigation. > "The question remains as to whether our hospital lost its protected status in > the eyes of the military forces engaged in this attack -- and if so, why," > the report stated <http://kunduz.msf.org/pdf/20151030_kunduz_review_EN.pdf>. > "The answer does not lie within the MSF hospital. Those responsible for > requesting, ordering and approving the airstrikes hold these answers." > DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS > The organization said that the hospital was "fully functioning as a hospital > with 105 patients admitted and surgeries ongoing at the time of the US > airstrikes." The facility, which opened in 2011, > <http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/press-release/afghanistan-msf-opens-surgical-hospital-kunduz> > was the only facility of its kind in the region and had performed more than > 15,000 surgeries since its opening, the report said. It was also "one of the > only buildings in the city that had full electricity from generator power on > the night of the airstrikes." > Hospitals are generally protected > <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/10/26/there-are-still-a-lot-of-questions-around-the-u-s-bombing-of-the-msf-hospital-in-kuduz/> > under international combat laws, and Doctors Without Borders had pushed to > identify its Kunduz facility as a hospital. On the night before the attack, > the group said, "two MSF flags were placed on the roof of the hospital, in > addition to the existing flag that was being flown at the entrance to the > Trauma Centre.” > On the night of the attack, the hospital "was busy and fully functional at > the time of the airstrike,” Doctors Without Borders said. "Medical staff were > making the most of the quiet night to catch up on the backlog of pending > surgeries." > > Explosions from the attack rocked the northeastern > <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kunduz-doctors-without-borders_560fc571e4b0768127023cde> > Afghan city in the middle of the night on Oct. 3. It was the 12th U.S. > airstrike in the area in a five-day period. > During the hour-long attack, hospital staff made 18 distress calls and texts > to officials in both Afghanistan and the U.S. > > A week before the bombing, the Taliban had captured > <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doctors-without-borders-says-hospital-was-not-a-human-shield-for-taliban_561107e6e4b0af3706e11968?utm_hp_ref=world> > Kunduz -- the first time the group had taken a major urban center in almost > 15 years > <http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-doctors-without-borders-says-its-afghan-hospital-was-deliberately-bombed-20151006-story.html>. > Also on HuffPost:
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