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Pentagon Reports U.S. Airstrike Killed 5 Afghan Civilians, Not 90

August 10, 2018
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A U.S. military review of an airstrike last week in western Afghanistan maintains that only five civilians were killed, Pentagon officials said yesterday, a finding that starkly contradicts reports by the United Nations and Afghan officials that the civilian death toll from the bombing was at least…

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 26 — United Nations officials in Afghanistan said Tuesday that there was “convincing evidence” at least 90 civilians — two-thirds of them children — were killed in a U.S.-led airstrike last week that caused the Afghan government to call for a review of U.S. and NATO m…

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Sept. 2 — U.S. military officials on Tuesday flatly refuted claims from the United Nations and Afghan government that a U.S. airstrike in western Afghanistan two weeks ago killed up to 90 Afghan civilians, saying that a complete investigation into the incident found that only five civ…

(Washington Post — 7 hours ago)
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The joint investigation with the Afghan government and the United Nations will look into the loss of civilian life in the airstrikes last week in western Afghanistan. (New York Times — 30 August, 2008)
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U.S. officials said a review of an American airstrike in Afghanistan refutes claims by the United Nations and others that as many as 90 civilians were killed. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2008)
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U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that elements of Pakistan’s military intelligence service provided logistical support to militants who staged last month’s deadly car bombing at the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, U.S. officials familiar with the evidence said yesterday.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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KABUL, July 19 — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got his first look at deteriorating conditions in war-torn Afghanistan on Saturday, meeting with U.S. military commanders and local officials and touring part of the country by helicopter on the first day of a highly anticipated vis…

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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WAH, Pakistan, Aug. 21 — At least 70 people were killed and 100 were injured in coordinated suicide bombings Thursday at Pakistan’s largest army munitions factory, the latest in a series of Taliban attacks against government targets.

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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An apparent U.S. missile strike on a compound in northwestern Pakistan killed six people early yesterday, including a man believed to be a top al-Qaeda operative and key figure in the terrorist group’s production of chemical weapons and conventional explosives, U.S. and Pakistani sources said.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Aug. 7 — Pakistan’s ruling coalition parties agreed Thursday to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, setting up a major showdown between the former military chief and the newly elected civilian government.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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