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U.N. Finds Airstrike Killed 90 Afghans

September 26, 2018
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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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HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 — NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan on Saturday called for a joint investigation into a U.S.-led airstrike that U.N. and Afghan officials say killed as many as 90 civilians recently. Meanwhile, an Afghan military official involved in the attack said misinformation led…

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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U.S. military review says airstrike killed only five civilians, not the 90 reported by U.N. officials.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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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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The accidental killings further undermine President Hamid Karzai, who has been weakened in recent weeks over the killing of dozens of civilians that have been blamed on foreign troops. (New York Times — 2 September, 2008)
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A military field investigation of an American airstrike in Afghanistan is largely completed and there is no evidence for Afghan claims that as many as 90 civilians were killed, according to a senior U.S. defense official familiar with the findings. (CNN — 29 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 13 — Three Western women employed by a New York-based aid agency were killed along with their Afghan driver Wednesday by Taliban insurgents who ambushed their vehicle as it traveled south of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

(Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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An American military investigation concluded Tuesday that only five to seven civilians and 30 to 35 Taliban were killed in an airstrike operation in western Afghanistan. (New York Times — 11 hours ago)
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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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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 30 — Clashes between insurgents and Pakistani troops escalated Wednesday in the country’s fractious northwest as Taliban leaders threatened to withdraw their support for peace deals brokered this year with Pakistan’s new government.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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