中英對照讀新聞》Sorry ’Is Not Enough’ 道歉’還不夠’


2021/10/03 05:30

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Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children.

對於因美國無人機的錯誤襲擊,以致10名家人,包括7名兒童遭殺害的阿富汗倖存者家屬來說,道歉是不夠的。

Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U.S. hellfire missile struck his elder brother’s car, told The Associated Press on Saturday that the family demands Washington investigate who fired the drone and punish the military personnel responsible for the strike.

艾馬爾.阿瑪迪的3歲女兒瑪莉卡在8月29日遇害,當時美國地獄火飛彈擊中他哥哥的座車。他在週六告訴美聯社,家人要求華府調查誰下令出動無人機,並且懲處負責這次攻擊的軍事人員。

"That is not enough for us to say sorry," said Ahmadi. He said the family is also seeking financial compensation for their losses and demanded that several members of the family be relocated to a third country, without specifying which country.

「道歉對我們而言並不夠」,阿瑪迪說。他說,家人正為損失尋求金錢補償,並要求數名家人能夠移居到第三國,但沒有指名是那一國。

Even as evidence mounted to the contrary, Pentagon officials asserted that the strike had been conducted correctly, to protect the U.S. troops remaining at Kabul’s airport ahead of the final pullout the following day, on Aug. 30.

儘管證據相反,五角大廈官員仍堅稱這次攻擊執行正確,是為了在隔日8月30日的最後撤軍之前,保護留在喀布爾機場的美軍。

新聞辭典

errant:形容詞,錯誤的、漂泊的、出軌的、誤入歧途的。例句:Usually his cases involved errant husbands and wandering wives.(他的接案通常包括誤入歧途的丈夫和出軌的妻子)

compensation:名詞,補償、賠償、彌補。

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