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Each car is carrying four persons, each armed with an AK-47, and circulating around Tripoli and the nearby districts
School teacher Gul Khandera’s stubborn resistance to the Taliban has made her a heroine in her hometown of Siljbon, and a voice for girls' education rights in Pakistan. The school where Gul Khandera was teaching, which also happens to be the school where Gul herself was educated, was threatened by the Taliban because it had female students.
Gul Khandera's refusal to comply with the Taliban's demands made her a personal target, forcing her to move to Mardan. When the Taliban were ousted from Swat, Gul returned and was relieved to see that her school had not been destroyed. Now a considered a hero, Gul has become headmaster of the school and is working to re-establish education for girls in the Swat Valley.
A woman discovers that, after the military checkpoint that she passes through, there are female demonstrators at a second, civilian checkpoint who are there to perform weapons-searches on other females entering Tahrir Square. He assures her that the demonstrator checkpoint just has people making sure that no weapons enter the square and that the people there are kind and respectful.
This raw footage shows the fortifications and the front line to defend Tahrir Square against attacks, including neatly gathered ammunition piles of stone, and the waiting army tanks on the opposite side.
Demonstrators in Tahrir Square, Cairo, gather in front of tanks, after a warning was sent that an attack was imminent.
Photo: Free Press
Photo: Free Press
Tanks roll through Tahrir Square...
Egyptian tanks and military personnel make their way through demonstrators. Some civilians share words with the military about what the military should do.
A Ugandan T55 tank at the airport in Mogadishu in 2011. As part of AMISOM the Ugandan T55s were the main armament used in Mogadishu and were used in both defensive roles inside the main base, especially after Al Shabaab entered the Green Zone at the airport in 2009, and in an offensive role as AMISOM reclaimed territory in the battered capital. In the beginning of 2011 the AMISOM controlled area was limited to around 30 square kilometres in the Mogadishu. Al Shabaab controlled the rest.
Hussain was injured in a Moroccan air attack whilst in the Army. His back is broken and relies on his famliy and niegbours for support. He keeps with him a rock taken from the Liberated Territories.
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN: Last week a foreign military convoy zoomed through my neighborhood. I was going to the bazaar with a friend when I noticed it approaching.
My friend turned to me and said: “Hey, the street is not crowded, but still these soldiers are driving too fast.”
A taxi that was in front of the convoy did not slow down and make way, so a soldier fired one shot in the air as a warning. The driver got scared and stopped his car abruptly in the middle of the road.
I watched in disbelief as the first armored carrier bumped into the taxi and pushed it to the curbside. The convoy did not stop. A few seconds later all the armored vehicles had disappeared around the corner.
My friend and I walked up to the taxi. Two passengers were hurt. One woman held her neck and complained about the pain.
All the people in the street were displeased with the soldiers. One man said: “These foreigners can’t even take care of their own security, how can we expect them to protect us?” Another man said: “Look, they don’t care about us. They’re not here to help. They have their own aims.”
I think the second man was right. The people in the United States think that their army is here to help Afghanistan but if regular Americans came here to Kandahar to see how their soldiers behave they would understand that nobody really cares about us.